Get ready for one hilarious television event: two LIVE back-to-back season premieres of – “Hot in Cleveland” and “The Soul Man.” “Hot in Cleveland” will go LIVE on Wednesday, March 26th at 10pm ET, and “The Soul Man” will follow at 10:30pm ET. “The Soul Man,”, originally a spin-off of “Hot in Cleveland,” stars Cedric “The Entertainer” as Reverend Boyce Ballentine, Elka Ostrovsky’s (Betty) pastor. Their characters will again cross over into each other’s worlds during the live shows. Which one of them will run between the stages? You’ll have to watch to find out.
“We shoot in front of a live studio audience every week, but nothing is more exciting than working without a net,” said Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. “The thrill of knowing that viewers at home are seeing exactly what’s happening live on stage really amps up the pressure and makes the energy on set electrifying.”
It all begins LIVE March 26 10/9C on TV LAND.
Missed all the guest star news? Have no fear, we’ve rounded it all up for you. Season 5 is heating up with New Girl's Max “Schmidt” Greenfield, Angela Kinsey from The Office, Modern Family's adorable Sarah Hyland, Thomas Lennon (out of his Reno 911 uniform), 90210's Jason Priestly and Kirstie Alley who will all join the ladies of Hot in Cleveland for their new season!
But wait. It gets better.
Susan Lucci, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Georgia Engel, John Mahoney, Dave Foley, Michael Mcmillan and Craig Ferguson are only some of the stars that just couldn’t get enough the first time, so now they’re coming back for more.
There will be laughs.
There will be romance.
There will be selfies.
And there will be a “90210 flashbacks” with Jason Priestly.
And swooning. Lots of swooning.
“Hot in Cleveland” begins production today on its fifth season, which will premiere in spring 2014! Season five gets even hotter with amazing guest stars including Emmy®-nominated Max Greenfield from ‘New Girl’, “The Office’s” Angela Kinsey, Kirstie Alley from TV Land’s new original sitcom “Kirstie,” returning guest stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Craig Ferguson and more, as ‘Hot in Cleveland' nears 100 episodes.
Guest star Max Greenfield, well-known as the hilariously obnoxious Schmidt on “New Girl,” will play a charming con man who poses as a pet adoption consultant, while Angela Kinsey will portray an Admissions Counselor for a pre-school that Joy (Jane Leeves) wants her grandson Wilbur to attend. “Hot in Cleveland” is also welcoming back some favorites from past seasons, including Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Client List”); Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”); John Mahoney (“Frasier”); Michael McMillian (“True Blood”); Jay Harrington (“Better Off Ted”); Dave Foley (“The Kids in the Hall”); and Georgia Engel (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) as Elka’s (Betty White) BFF, Mamie Sue.
When the fifth season begins, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) will deal with the aftermath of the shocking news she received in the season four finale: she’s pregnant. The season will have some more surprises in store for Melanie as she starts to date one of her favorite singers. However, when the relationship goes south and he catches her in a lie, she gets “Taylor Swift-ed” and becomes the target of his latest hit song. This season will also include a crossover between “Hot in Cleveland” and “Kirstie,” TV Land’s newest original sitcom! The ladies travel to New York City, and in order to improve her “Oscar karma,” Victoria (Wendie Malick) confesses an old betrayal to her ex-roommate, Broadway star Maddie Banks (Kirstie Alley).
“100 episodes is a huge accomplishment for any TV show,” said Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. “We’re so proud of the cast and crew, and we’re looking forward to another fantastic season with new twists and turns in every episode.”