|By PR Newswire||
|June 19, 2013 02:28 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TV's hottest, funniest cast – Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White – are live on Stage 19 at CBS Radford Studios tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 19th at 10pm ET as TV Land's hit sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" premieres its summer season with a LIVE episode! This must-see event will lead into the brand new seasons of "The Exes" and "The Soul Man."
Boldly going where few sitcoms have gone before, the special live episode of "Hot in Cleveland" will guest star William Shatner ("Star Trek"), Brian Baumgartner ("The Office"), Danny Pudi ("Community"), Georgia Engel ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and Shirley Jones ("The Partridge Family").
The episode by the numbers:
- 0 cue cards or prompters
- 20 extra crew members
- 9 cameras
- 3 sets; and
- 189 members of the studio audience will be sitting on the edge of their seats
From 8-10pm ET Wednesday night, fans can tweet with the hashtag #BreakALeg and #HOTLive to send well-wishes to the cast that will run on TV Land.
The LIVE season premiere will pick up where the finale left off – Joy (Leeves) discovers what Elka (White) and Mamie (Engel) have been up to, and it's illegal and dangerous and they are in way over their heads, cutting into the business of some very scary locals. Melanie (Bertinelli), Victoria (Malick) and Joy try to step in to "help." There will be mobsters, mistaken identities, special guest stars, and twists and turns - all LIVE, when anything can happen.
Immediately following "Hot in Cleveland" is "The Exes" at 10:30pm ET/PT. In the sexy season premiere of "The Exes," Phil (Donald Faison), Haskell (Wayne Knight) and Stuart (David Alan Basche) find Holly's (Kristen Johnston) "female massager," only to accidentally break it, causing more trouble than they ever anticipated. Now, Holly's potentially on the hook for an apartment mishap and Eden (Kelly Stables) is forced to prep her for the impending investigation by the board.
Then, in "The Soul Man" at 11pm ET/PT, Boyce Ballentine (Cedric "The Entertainer") and his wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) are still adjusting to their new lives in St. Louis as things take a turn for the worse when a female doctor played by guest star Kim Wayans gives Boyce the "oh so dreaded" prostate exam. The episode ends with a new special featurette – a two-minute Q&A with Cedric and the studio audience!
It all starts LIVE on Wednesday, June 19th at 10pm ET on TV Land – don't miss it!!
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About TV Land
TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.
Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 700 million global subscribers,
Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV, Tѓ3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.
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