Hot In Cleveland

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  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.4  (16,119)

Hot in Cleveland was a hit television sitcom that aired on TV Land between 2010 and 2015. The show followed the lives of three best friends who moved from Los Angeles to Cleveland in search of a fresh start. The series starred Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick as the main cast, with Betty White serving as a recurring character.

Valerie Bertinelli played Melanie Moretti, a writer who is going through a divorce in the pilot episode. Bertinelli's character is the most grounded of the main cast, and she often serves as the glue that holds her group of friends together. Melanie is single and looking for love in her new home of Cleveland, but often finds herself in hilariously awkward situations.

Jane Leeves played Joy Scroggs, a beautician and former nemesis of Melanie's from Los Angeles. Joy is brash and outspoken, with a sharp wit and a tendency to say exactly what she's thinking. She becomes fast friends with Melanie and the other women, but often finds herself at odds with them over one thing or another.

Wendie Malick played Victoria Chase, a soap opera star whose career has faltered in recent years. Victoria is glamorous and self-centered, with a larger-than-life personality that often gets her into trouble. Although Victoria is unapologetically vain, she also has a vulnerable side that comes out as the series progresses.

Betty White played Elka Ostrovsky, a feisty senior citizen who becomes a close friend to the other women. Elka is quick-witted and sharp-tongued, with a dry sense of humor and a love of vodka. White's character initially appears as a recurring character, but she becomes part of the main cast in the second season and remains a fixture until the show's end.

The show also featured a number of recurring guest stars, including Craig Ferguson, Susan Lucci, and Huey Lewis, among others. The cast boasted of other brilliant performers like Jay Harrington, Georgia Engel, Dave Foley, John Mahoney, Carl Reiner, Juliet Mills, Tim Daly, Wayne Knight, Michael McMillian, David Starzyk, Casey Washington and Jon Lovitz.

One of the strengths of Hot in Cleveland was its clever writing and sharp, witty humor. The show often poked fun at Hollywood culture and aging, with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor. The characters were relatable and likable, with each actor bringing a unique comedic sensibility to their role.

Another draw of the show was its focus on female friendship. The main characters were supportive of each other, and their bond was central to the storyline. The show tackled issues such as divorce, aging, and starting over in a new city, but it did so with a light touch and a sense of humor.

The show was also notable for its use of guest stars, with a wide range of actors and celebrities making appearances over the course of its run. Some, like Susan Lucci and Carl Reiner, played themselves, while others took on more unusual or comedic roles.

Overall, Hot in Cleveland was a well-written and well-acted sitcom that offered a fresh take on the classic "fish out of water" story. Its talented cast and witty writing made it a fan favorite for five seasons, and it remains a beloved entry in the TV Land lineup.

Hot In Cleveland is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (128 episodes). The series first aired on June 16, 2010.

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Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes
23. Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes
June 3, 2015
In the series finale, the friends manage to reinvent themselves while in Ohio. Joy and Bob's wedding plans are foiled after they find out that there is a baby available for adoption.
Hot in Cleveland: Hot Damn!
22. Hot in Cleveland: Hot Damn!
May 27, 2015
The cast and crew highlight some of their favorite episodes_4-18, bloopers and behind-the-scenes moments.
Say Yes to the Mess
21. Say Yes to the Mess
May 20, 2015
Victoria and Melanie try to deal with Joy leaving. Bob tries to impress Joy's mother.
All About Elka
20. All About Elka
May 6, 2015
Victoria gets the opportunity to direct both her mother and son in a musical play. Elka looks for a way to also get a part.
Kitchen Nightmare
19. Kitchen Nightmare
April 29, 2015
Melanie encounters a difficult chef. Victoria tries to impress a restaurant critic.
Cleveland Calendar Girls
18. Cleveland Calendar Girls
April 22, 2015
Joy discovers something new about Bob when they take engagement photos. Melanie goes on a date with herself. Victoria tries to get a new driver's license photo. And Elka and Mamie pose nude for charity.
Duct Soup
17. Duct Soup
April 15, 2015
The gang assists Joy's son in planning the rehearsal dinner for his wedding. Joy's past sneaks up on her.
Bad Girlfriends
16. Bad Girlfriends
April 8, 2015
Melanie becomes jealous when her boyfriend becomes Victoria's love interest in a play.
All Dolled Up
15. All Dolled Up
April 1, 2015
Elka believes Bob's gift to Joy is a voodoo doll. Melanie makes a mistake. Victoria gets a visit from her agent.
Family Affair
14. Family Affair
March 25, 2015
The women take a DNA test and learn about their lineage. Melanie pretends to be someone else when she encounters a handsome relative. Victoria finds out she's a Native American. Joy and Elka make an unexpected discovery.
13. Scandalous
March 18, 2015
A damage control team steps in to cover up a mayor's death. Victoria's show gets a bad review.
One Wedding and One Funeral
12. One Wedding and One Funeral
February 4, 2015
Joy vies for Bob's affection. Elka seeks Melanie's help.
About a Joy
11. About a Joy
January 28, 2015
Joy sees Bob in a new light when he helps Joy's grandson deal with the school bully. Elka inspires Melanie to reconnect with a woman from her past. Victoria tries to keep up with her younger boyfriend.
We Could Be Royals
10. We Could Be Royals
January 21, 2015
Joy's younger sister is in town. Melanie collaborates with Victoria on a children's book. Elka and Mamie Sue welcome British royalty to Cleveland.
Bad Boys
9. Bad Boys
January 14, 2015
Feeling smothered by Jack, Melanie asks Frankie to help her break up with Jack. Victoria's dad, Alex, comes to town with a shocking announcement. Elka tries to fight off Alex's advances.
The Young and the Restless
8. The Young and the Restless
January 7, 2015
Melanie recruits Joy to persuade Jenna to go to medical school. Victoria obsesses over a nude scene for her new show. Elka takes "Councilman for the Day," Lance, under her wing.
Cold in Cleveland: The Christmas Episode
7. Cold in Cleveland: The Christmas Episode
December 17, 2014
Mortified by an old Christmas movie she made, Victoria is desperate to get the rights from her ex-husband, Ernie Hudson. Melanie and Sally fight over decorations. Joy spends Christmas without her mother but finds an unlikely proxy.
Out of Our Minds
6. Out of Our Minds
December 10, 2014
Melanie and Jack try to spice up their relationship. Victoria becomes the spokesperson for a new vodka brand. Joy's new hairstyle backfires when she meets Owen's office crush. Elka and Mayor Deacon have a scandalous affair.
Tazed and Confused
5. Tazed and Confused
December 3, 2014
Victoria goes on a ride-along with Joy and Bob. Elka and Melanie take on Agnes and Mona.
Naked and Afraid
4. Naked and Afraid
November 26, 2014
Elka hosts a party in an effort to sway the vote of a rival politician. Melanie investigates to see if a cute neighbor saw her naked.
Bossy Cups
3. Bossy Cups
November 19, 2014
The women are inspired to try new things after reading some coffee sleeves. Joy tries to help Victoria.
Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles
2. Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles
November 12, 2014
When the ladies meet up with the creator of Victoria's new television show in L.A.. Elka tries to persuade him to move production to Cleveland.
Comfort and Joy
1. Comfort and Joy
November 5, 2014
Joy must decide whether to marry Mitch, Simon, or Bob. Victoria's new CGI movie presents unforeseen challenges. Elka tries to bring film jobs to Cleveland.
Where to Watch Hot In Cleveland
Hot In Cleveland is available for streaming on the TV Land website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hot In Cleveland on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, TV Land and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 16, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (16,119)