Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Hot in Cleveland is a proud throwback to the classic sitcoms of the '80s whose more off-putting moments are made watchable by Betty White's pitch-perfect comic delivery and Valerie Bertinelli's lovable charm.


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Air date: Jun 16, 2010
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Cleveland rocks again as the setting for TV Land's first original sitcom with a cast of genre all-stars. Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time"), Jane Leeves ("Frasier") and Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") play, respectively, Melanie, Joy and Victoria, middle-aged Los Angelenos who, after their Paris-bound plane makes an emergency landing in Ohio, decide to stick around when the local men think these cougars are the cat's meow. They even find the purr-fect place to live, but clash with the house's cantankerous caretaker (Betty White). Season 1 highlights include soap-opera star Victoria faking a medical condition to win sympathy votes for a Daytime Emmy; Joy's date with a man who resembles a serial killer; and a visit from Melanie's son (guest star Joe Jonas), who winds up a victim of his mother's incurable snooping. Other guest stars featured are Dave Foley, Wayne Knight, Huey Lewis, Hal Linden, Susan Lucci, Juliet Mills, Carl Reiner, John Schneider and Amy Yasbeck.

Critic Reviews for Hot in Cleveland Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (19)

Hot in Cleveland... is a broad, Vaudeville-style sitcom where everything - story, characters, sets, sound engineering - is only there in service of the rat-a-tat of one-liners.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Comfort food to its core, the show is a retro casserole tapping into a popular appetite for leftovers.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hot in Cleveland is a by-the-numbers sitcom with a couple of laughs, an inoffensive premise and four seasoned actresses who make the material much better than it is.

Jan 28, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hot in Cleveland [brings] 156 years of TV acting experience with them. It's not wasted. The sitcom is funny and fresh, and the actors appear to be having the time of their lives.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

The show works, though, by doing just what Golden Girls did, making White one of several equally interesting characters.

Jan 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The stars... sink their teeth into their roles, and their enthusiasm is contagious.

Jan 29, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ohio deserves better, and so do these fabulous ladies.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Even if [writer Suzanne] Martin's script were more golden than it is, it would still represent a step backward for actresses who, at any age, deserve better than this kind of stunt casting.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Hot is also an anomaly in the same way Golden Girls was. It's nice to see a show filled with great comedy actresses who are considered a bit, um, mature for the broadcast networks.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

The show is unlikely to win Emmys but it is worth a few chuckles, spurred on by actresses in an age bracket not generally associated with leading roles on network sitcoms.

Jan 28, 2014 | Full Review…

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