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Betty White Stars on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 17th 2010 3:40AM
Betty White Stars on 'Hot in Cleveland'Everything's coming up Betty White these days! She hosted 'SNL,' was a guest on 'The Daily Show,' and now, she has her own new sitcom.

Betty stars on the series 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land), along with a bunch of other television veterans. Her co-stars are Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick. Together, these ladies have logged approximately one hundred million billion hours of TV time, appearing on such shows as 'Frasier,' 'Just Shoot Me' and 'One Day at a Time.'

On the sitcom, Betty plays the caretaker for the three younger women -- who have arrived in Cleveland from Los Angeles, and who are trying to adapt to Midwestern life.

The girls are attempting to start a new existence in Cleveland, but first, they must deal with Betty. On the first episode, Ms. White tries to give them some advice, but actress Jane Leeves finds herself distracted by Betty's choice of attire -- specifically, her tracksuit. "What's the deal with old ladies and tracksuits?" she asks.

"It's simple," Betty replies. "In your twenties, you dress for men; in your forties, you dress for success. In your eighties -- you dress for the bathroom." So there you have it. Another pearl of wisdom from the mouth of Betty White.

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Let's not forget the main funny lady of the show...BETTY WHITE!! it goes without saying she is fabulous!!

June 17 2010 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I really like this show, finally somthing I can relate too, and laugh along with....well done!
I love seeing Valerie, Jane, and Wendie, I have always enjoyed thier acting...what funny ladies they are.

Keep up the good work ladies, and I hope to see this show kick azz!

June 17 2010 at 8:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'll start by saying I was wondering why a major network didn't pick up this series, and now I know.
I really wanted to like it but I wasn't impressed at all. Let me count some of the ways:

Valerie's squealing "right?!" innumerable times on the plane, to her deciding she was in love (& wants to live in Cleveland forever) immediately after meeting the actor-formerly-known-as-"Hutch", she
was acting more like a teenager, than the 40 year old woman she's supposed to be.

Also, as much as I love Betty, she had way too many "slut" & "whore" lines. Are they trying to make her into Sophia from "Golden Girls"? If they are, it sure as heck didn't work for me. Betty's too sweet to constantly harp in that manner.

Jane was meh; she really doesn't need to be there.

The one and only thing I did LOVE, was Wendy Malik's character. No one can play Miss Hoity any better than her! She's a wonderful actress and, at this point, the ONLY reason I'll give the show another 1 - 2 chances.

If the writers can't come up with better dialogue, by then, I'll pass on the rest, thank you very much.


June 17 2010 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Donna's comment

There was no actor formerly known as "Hutch" on Hot In Cleveland. You must be referring to John Schneider, one of the "Dukes of Hazzard". By the way, I thouroughly enjoyed the writing, acting, cast and the total package of this show.

June 17 2010 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I know. After I left the house, I remembered he was one of the Duke boys. My bad!

I just got back from the road and I see the show had the highest ratings ever for TV Land. If that continues in future weeks, I'll apologize for my poor judgment but in the meantime, those were my thoughts, and I'm stickin' to 'em!

June 17 2010 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They need to have The Plain Dealer if they are going to reference a newspaper. The Drew Carey Show always had a Plain Dealer on hand or recognizable at least if a newspaper was in "use" on the show. Also, the second running of the show last night left out lines. Why did they do that? It was quite noticeable. (reference to closing the curtains on the plane comment and the butt model comment at the bar). Both of these weren't in the second showing. Those were great comments and is partially why I started to watch the second show.

June 17 2010 at 7:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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