Betty White Comes to Canada as CTV Acquires HOT IN CLEVELAND, July 5

    
    - Veteran ensemble cast also features Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and
                               Wendie Malick -

    - Executive-produced by Sean Hayes, series premiere attracts record
                       ratings for TV Land in the US -

    - HOT IN CLEVELAND also premieres July 9 on The Comedy Network -

    To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/9Nyixp

    "...the surprise of the summer, a sparkling, breezy comedy, in no small
    part due to the casting of this year's It Girl, 88-year-old Betty
    White..." - Boston Herald

    "Betty White is a national treasure." - Entertainment Weekly
    

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - Betty White mania hits Canada! CTV announced today it has landed the most-talked about comedy series of the summer, HOT IN CLEVELAND. Acquired from Endemol Worldwide Distribution to air exclusively in Canada on CTV and The Comedy Network, the half-hour series joins CTV's hot Monday night comedy block, airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET beginning July 5 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Also starring veteran actors Valerie Bertinelli (TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL), Jane Leeves (FRASIER) and Wendie Malick (JUST SHOOT ME), the series follows three ladies who discover a new "promised land" after their plane makes an unexpected landing in Cleveland. HOT IN CLEVELAND also airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 9 on The Comedy Network. Following their CTV/The Comedy Network broadcasts, episodes are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca.

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HOT IN CLEVELAND got off to a sizzling start when it premiered last week on TV Land in the US. Attracting 4.75 million viewers, the critically-acclaimed debut was the most-watched telecast in the network's history.

The 10-part series revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA - novelist Melanie Moretti (Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Malick) - who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing in Cleveland.

When the friends discover that their personal currency has risen and that they are actually "hot" in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (White).

To view the complete release, please click here: http://www.ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=12684&yyyy=2010

Source: *Nielsen

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Jaime Werby, CTV Inc., 416.384.6893 or jaime.werby@ctv.ca


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