Hot in Cleveland

8:00pm Wednesday, December 21 on TV2

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel and actress Susan Lucci (Days of Our Lives) guest-star in Hot in Cleveland, screening tonight on TV2.

The ladies return to L.A for the first time since moving to Cleveland. Victoria (Wendie Malick) is appearing on All My Children but her rivalry with Susan Lucci (playing herself) brings disaster. Meanwhile, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) faces selling the house she’s raised her kids in, Joy (Jane Leeves) might be dating an actor who has an evil twin (Michael E. Knight), and Elka’s (Betty White) on a quest to meet the movie star of her dreams, Robert Redford, who she hears will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

White has been asked several times what she hasn’t done in Hollywood, replying with “Robert Redford.” In fact, some would say it’s her bucket-list item. Will she get to live out her dream via her Hot in Cleveland character?

Missed an episode of Hot in Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:00pm Wednesday, December 14 on TV2

Melanie Griffith (Crazy in Alabama, Working Girl) and Jack Wagner (The Bold and The Beautiful, Melrose Place) guest-star tonight on Hot in Cleveland, screening at 8pm on TV2.

When a pair of magic Spanx (body-shaping underwear) enters the ladies’ lives, they find themselves led on unexpected adventures. Joy (Jane Leeves, Frasier) seeks love but finds a much, much younger man; Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli, Touched By An Angel) tries to catch the eye of a doctor (Wagner), but ends up with all eyes on her; Victoria (Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me!) dons the Spanx but ends up in a catfight with Melanie Griffith (herself); and Elka (Betty White, The Golden Girls) just wants her beloved Cleveland Indians to win, and even has an enhancement idea for hunky player Grady Sizemore.

It’s more laugh-out-loud comedy with Hot in Cleveland.

Missed an episode of Hot in Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

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8:00pm Wednesday, November 23 on TV2

It’s a brand new season of TV2’s hit comedy Hot In Cleveland this week, hot on the heels of season one.

The new season kicks off with a bang, with Mary Tyler Moore (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) appearing in a guest role.

Elka (Betty White, The Golden Girls) encounters an old friend in prison, while Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli, One Day At A Time), Joy (Jane Leeves, Frasier) and Victoria (Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me) struggle to raise money for her bail.

Meanwhile, Joy gets an interesting letter from the INS and Victoria loses her fortune.

Missed an episode of Hot In Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:00pm Wednesday, November 9 on TV2

Mothers lock up your daughters because Joe Jonas is coming to town! Tonight in Hot In Cleveland.

When Melanie’s secretive son (Joe Jonas) comes to visit, she invades his privacy and learns a little too much about him. And Joy’s hunt for a therapist helps everyone express their feelings.

Meanwhile, Victoria is nominated for an Emmy, and Elka’s suggestion that she fake a deadly disease to gain sympathy and votes requires her to play her most challenging role yet.

Missed an episode of Hot In Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:00pm Wednesday, November 2 on TV2

When Victoria (Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me) is called on to save a local high school production of Romeo and Juliet, she becomes very involved in her new role.

Meanwhile, Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli, One Day At A Time) hot new romance strains everyone’s patience and her friendship with Joy (Jane Leeves, Frasier). And Elka (Betty White, The Golden Girls) goes funeral crashing.

Missed an episode of Hot In Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:00pm Wednesday, October 19 on TV2

It’s a blast from the past tonight as several stars from sixties and seventies tv shows have guest appearances in TV2’s hilarious new comedy Hot In Cleveland.

When Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) mother (Shirley Knight, (As Good As It Gets) and Victoria’s (Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me) father (Hal Linden, star of the seventies series Barney Miller) come for a visit on the same weekend, the ladies are forced to confront old patterns and see their parents in a new and deeply uncomfortable light.

Meanwhile, Elka (Betty White) finds a way to bring Joy (Jane Leeves, Frasier) and her mother (Juliet Mills, star of the seventies show Nanny And The Professor) together, much to Joy’s dismay.

Missed an episode of Hot In Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:00pm Wednesday, October 12 on TV2

When Melanie throws a party, she makes the wrong impression on one of her neighbours (Jurassic Park star Wayne Knight), in TV2’s hit comedy Hot In Cleveland tonight.

Meanwhile, Victoria (Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me) gets hired to do a Japanese commercial for a questionable product and Elka (Golden Girls star Betty White) makes a colourful change to impress her senior prom date, Max (Hollywood writer Carl Reiner).

Missed an episode of Hot In Cleveland? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:00pm Wednesday, September 14 on TV2

She’s small, she’s sickly sweet and she’s back. Betty White (The Golden Girls) returns to screens in TV2’s brand new comedy series Hot In Cleveland.

Three fabulous best friends ditch youth and yoga-obsessed LA to start afresh in Cleveland.

Novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli, One Day At A Time), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves, Frasier) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me) find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing in Cleveland.

Realising that all the punishing norms from Los Angeles don’t apply anymore and thrilled with the new possibilities available to them, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they’re still considered hot.

The only problem is they realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew when they meet their very feisty landlady (White).

It’s more solid programming from TV2 in 2011 with some excellent content.  The only thing obviously missing was any sign of new local shows on TV2.  

Check out the list of shows and trailers below.

New Shows

Shit My Dad Says

Off The Map

The Walking Dead

No Ordinary Family

Mike and Molly

Haven

Hot in Cleveland

Better Together

Happy Endings

Chase

Returning Shows
Desperate Housewives
Two and a Half Men
The Big Bang Theory
The Mentalist
Grey’s Anatomy
Private Practice
Cougar Town
Brothers and Sisters
The Middle
Hell’s Kitchen
American Idol
The Vampire Diaries
Scrubs
The Amazing Race
Gossip Girl 

Returning Local Shows
Shortland Street (With another feature length episode) 
Go Girls
Neighbours at War
Police Ten 7
Rescue One
Motorway Patrol
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