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Hot in Cleveland: Original TV Land Sitcom; Cancel or Keep It?

Hot in ClevelandAfter loads of promotion, TV Land has now debuted their original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland. Starring a quartet of sitcom veterans, is the TV show worth watching?

Hot in Cleveland follows three women from Los Angeles who’ve supposedly passed their prime. They’re on their way to Paris to check another item off their “bucket list” when their plane has to land in Cleveland. They quickly learn to love the Midwestern city and take up residence, living in a house that’s got a sassy caretaker. The series stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Betty White. Future guests include Wayne Knight, Shirley Knight, Huey Lewis, Hal Linden, Susan Lucci, Juliet Mills, Carl Reiner, and Amy Yasbeck.

Executive produced by Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Todd Milliner, and Suzanne Martin, Hot in Cleveland debuted on June 16th. The first episode attracted 4.75 million viewers with a 1.9 rating in the 25-54 demographic.

While those numbers aren’t great for a regular network, they make Hot in Cleveland the most-watched and highest-rated broadcast in TV Land’s history.

The sitcom got mixed reviews so the big question is, “How many viewers will keep tuning in week after week?” The ratings for new shows typically drop off 10-20% in the second week but even if that many viewers don’t return, TV Land will still likely be very happy with the show’s ratings. There are nine episodes left in season one. Even if the ratings take a big nosedive, they’ll all surely air.

What do you think? Does Hot in Cleveland live up to your expectations? Will you keep watching or should the series be cancelled already?

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tube at ten August 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Great casting!
Betty White does cute/elderly raunch better than anyone, Wendie Malick expands on her cluelessly fabulous Just Shoot Me character, Valerie Bertinelli sparkles, and Jane Leeves is the funniest of the bunch, and who knew she was such a fox under those frumpy Frasier duds?
This is old-school sitcom at it’s best.


N. Francis August 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Love this show! It’s a keeper. I got all my friends wayching it also, and they got thier friends and family watching also.


Del Macfall/ Portland,Maine August 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Betty White is a true Golden Girl. This show is hilarious!!!


Hot in Cleveland's Biggest Fan!!! August 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I love this show!!! Haven’t missed a single episode yet!!! I would watch every single one if it aired for 10 years!!! I give it 5 gold stars!!!


Donald G. Peterson /Salem,Va August 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

This show is GREAT!!!!


KMB August 15, 2010 at 12:16 am

Hot in Cleveland is refreshing & makes us all laugh. It’s a riot. Great casting & it’s light but realistic. I love it & will watch it every week. Tell everyone to check it out. Funny show.


mark August 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Hot in Cleveland is a Keeper , i really like the series and will continue to watch it as long as it is on , it is great entertainment , the ladies really put something into the program to make it worth watching . thank you ladies for doing so . Mark C.


Denise August 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! So sick of reality shows, give me something to laugh about,, YES!


PineHead August 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I love this show like everyone else! There are so many directions the plots and character development can and should go. Great casting!!!


MEL August 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm



Candis August 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Betty kick A#$ but this show suck!!!!!!!!!!


lmj July 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I even turned my sister on to this show. We both like it. I’ve watched every episode and plan to continue.


A. Fleenor July 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm

One opf the best and honestly funny shows to air in years. The so called major networks are buried so deep in an abyss of unoriginallity, they may never come up with an original idea again. Way to go TVLAND.


CW July 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm

This show is an absolute pi$$ser! My $DEITY I haven’t laughed that hard at a TV sitcom since “Married…With Children” brought risqué to a whole new level for its time! “HIC” is a laugh riot and Valerie Bertinelli is a total fox!!!! KEEP IT!!!!


Santos July 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I love this show! It’s funny and I’m so glad to see Valerie Bertinelli back!
Also love Wendie Malick and Janes Leeves. What can I say about Betty White, at 88 she still has it! She’s funny and sharp as ever.


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