Wendie Malick shared this photo of Jane Leeves and her hugging each other under a blanket, and I have to wonder do they have something to tell us? Nope! While it is Hot in Cleveland, it is freezing (for us) here in LA and we are doing anything and everything to get warm. This is how these two actresses are doing it and I don’t blame them!
Tonight at 10p Sue Ann Nivens and Georgette aka Betty White and Georgia Engel are reunited with the friends from Minneapolis, Mary, Rhoda and Phyllis aka Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland; and what we get is that feeling we got when we watched The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
When Elka and Mamie find a bottle of wine from their Golden Ladies of Bowling days, they decide to reunite with their old team. Once they are all together they remember why they split up 50 years ago. Will they be able to bowl a strike or will they be left in the gutter?
The first episode isn’t only about The Mary Tyler Moore Show reunion, it is also that time for the roommates to have their annual birthday date night. And if you have been watching the show, you know it is not going to go well. So you will want to tune in to see just how bad it goes for them.
Then at 10:30p it is finally time for Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) to get married and everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Will she say I do for the 6th time, or will she not have a ball and chain to keep her down?
One of the things that happens during her nuptials is that we find out that the Priest (Craig Ferguson) and Joy (Jane Leeves) know each other in a way that they shouldn’t. How? I won’t tell.
But that is not the most shocking thing that happens during tonight’s season finale. Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) is told that the mole that’s from her body is cancer-free. But then she gets a call from another doctor, and what they tell her will leave her and you speechless. The news that the doctor gives will definitely change things up for next season, so to find out what that diagnosis is you will have to tune in for an hour of laughs and great memories.
Hot in Cleveland ends another great season that proves you can still make funny sitcoms for everyone to enjoy over and over again.
Tonight at 10p on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland Betty White is going to shake her money maker. To find out why, we will just have to tune in to find out. But until then we have this GIF that just keeps on giving.
Now even though she is 91 years young, she can still move body like someone who is the reverse of age, 19.
So I have seen Miss Betty White do that move from the front and it looks just as hot that way as it does from behind! I honestly wish I could my shake my curves the way she does.
Tonight at 10p on TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) wants to break up with her boyfriend Harry, but she just can’t seem to do it. Then she gets her way out when she discovers his dead body at his apartment. Only problem is she called his cousin to tell her the news and some how she gets roped in to planning his funeral and giving the eulogy. What will she do?
Then there is Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick), the face of Mrs Lady Pants, who has been sent a new product to try out from that company. Now they want her to test out Mrs Lady Abs, which is a belt you put on your waist that will shock your belly back in to shape. Let’s just say what happens as soon as she puts it on will be shocking and give you lots and lots and laughs just like the rest of the episode.
Then at 10:30p on The Exes Holly (Kristen Johnston) is down in the dumps when a 70 year old man hits on her, but her spirits are lifted when a law student (Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey) says he wants to study alone with her at her apartment. Once the two of them are alone, his shirt will come off and so much more. So what does he see in her? You will just have to watch the hilarious outcome to find out.
But Holly isn’t the only one having first kiss issues, Eden (Kelly Stables) and Phil (Donald Faison) are having some fallout from their kiss last week. Will they be able to get over it or could that kiss have led to something more?
If you are looking for an hour to LYAO, then you are going to want to tune into TV Land tonight at 10p for Hot In Cleveland and The Exes. I know I am still hysterics after watching both episodes. In fact I loved HIC so much, I ran out and bought one of those electrical belts to tone my tummy!
John Travolta is making a rare television acting appearance and he’s doing it on Kirstie Alley’s new TV Land show. Travolta will play a stagehand, who has a one night with Kirstie and he refuses to leave. Almost sounds like their movie franchise Look’s Who Talking. Not that I have a problem with that because I was a fan of those movie and their chemistry, so I can’t wait to see them together again in front of the camera.
The episode tapes next month and will air sometime after the show’s debut on December 4th. This isn’t the only reunion they are having on the show, Kirstie is also working with her Cheers’ co-star Rhea Perlman. Michael Richards also stars on the sitcom and he got to work with his Seinfeld buddy Jason Alexander again in an episode. What other reunions would you like to see on the show? I would love to see Rhea with her Matilda co-star Mara Wilson or maybe someone from Taxi?
Tonight at 10p on TV Land Carol Burnett and Tim Conway are reunited on a very funny episode of Hot in Cleveland, and you don’t want to miss it.
Victoria gets a call from her sister (Jean Smart) that she won an award in her hometown of Canoga Falls and she has to come home to accept it. Not one to turn down an award, she bring Melanie, Joy and Elka to join her. Only problem is her sister lied to get her home because she wants her take care of their mom (Carol Burnett). She has had enough of being the caregiver and wants Victoria to finally take some of the responsibility off of her. Will she or won’t she don’t it?
You have to tune into a hilarious episode with so many TV legends, you can’t believe how many of them can be in one episode.
When I heard that Carol Burnett and Tim Conway were going to be on the show, I had to go see the show tape. It was one of my favorite LA moments to see that many greats doing what they do best in front of me. What I am sad you won’t see, is the long standing ovation Carol Burnett got when she came out to the unsuspecting audience. It had to be around 5 minutes long because everyone was so thrilled to see her. Then later in the episode, when Tim Conway was revealed the applauds were again long and loud. All of that equals the laughs Betty White got when she did Conway’s infamous walk, but sadly you won’t see that. It is a just a memory that will forever live in my mind.
While you won’t see all of that, what you will see will give you plenty of enjoyment and laughter so tune in.
TV Land’s first sitcom Hot In Cleveland is boldly going where it has never gone before, it is going live tonight! That’s right Betty White, Valerie Harper, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves along with William Shatner and Shirley Jones will do tonight’s episode live on air at 10p est. If they screw up, we are going to see it. There are no reshoots, so that they have to get it right or else. No pressure whatsoever for those talented actors who have been doing this for over 200 years between them! I think they will be able to do it. Although I have seen them tape the show a few times and I have never seen them do it perfectly. But then again they knew they could redo the scene if need be.
Whether they mess up or the episode goes perfectly, I am sure it is going to be a very funny episode that will have us all in stitches!
Then at 10:30p it is time for The Exes and Stuart (David Alan Basche) uses Holly’s (Kristen Johnston) “back massager” on a body part it has never been used on before…his back. When Haskel (Wayne Knight) and Phil (Donald Faison) tell him what it is for, he drops it and breaks it. So now the guys have to fix it before Holly finds out is missing. Will they be able to make it work or will Holly have to use a man to satisfy her needs from now on? You will have just have to tune for an episode that gets you very excited the show is back on the air.
Finally at 11p The Soul Man is back and Boyce (Cedric the Entertainer) is going for his first physical since he was a pre-teen. Since he hasn’t been to the doctor in so long, something has to be wrong with him. Right? Before we find out the results, we get to see one of the funniest physicals you have ever seen on TV!
Last week Forever Young made its debut on TV Land and tonight at 10p, the best reality show on television in a really long time, is back with its second episode. On tonight’s show the 10 roommates are broken up into two teams of five to see how they work together as team while they run a business. One team runs a Taco Truck, and the other one is making hot dogs. The winning team is determined by who made more money and mistake will be make things interesting. Then you must must must watch the ending to see how they divvy up the prize money. The rationale for how they do it will really change your perspective on how both generations see the value of money. It is a true eye opener.
I recently spoke with Christian Taboada, who is the heart of the show, and he told me what it was like to be on Forever Young. Christian was out of work at the time when he saw a posting that read “Do you want to represent your generation?” So he responded to the ad and had several meetings with the show’s producers. As soon as he met with them, he feel in love with the idea. He just didn’t know what to expect when they told him he was selected to be on it.
The first thing he saw was the place where he was going to live for the next few weeks. He said, “I have never been in a house that big in my life. So walking up, I was like I’m staying here? OK! That’s a big window. That’s a big tree. Then you walk in and there is a swimming pool, pillows and a big old dining room table that is the size of my house now. It was beautiful.” Then he added, “I didn’t care about anything else, I don’t know who you people are, but I am going to stay right here. I don’t care.”
Eventually he left the luxury of the inside of the house and ventured out. That is when he saw his roommates were not the same age as him. When he saw the old timers he was like, ‘Oh snap! OK, roomies. What’s up?’” He knew he was representing his generation, but he was not expecting such a huge gap in their ages. But then as he thought about it, it all made sense.
He then explained that when they had their first meeting together it was a little tough for the younger generation to be listened to. But he was able to get their side heard. He explained to me “Accepting is a big thing in my life. So hey, you know, don’t judge. Come on in. I’ll see what you can do. If you can dance, then we will dance together sometime.”
And dancing is what an 85 year old Shirley will do in an upcoming episode. She will work a pole like a stripper a 1/4th of her age can. Was it shocking for him to see that. He said, “Shocking isn’t the right word. Just exclamation point, is all I can say.”
So was that his most memorable moment from the show? He shared with me that he loved their chats at the fire pit. After a few of their get togethers there, it really started to feel like a family to him. And even though the show ended a while ago, he finds himself thinking of some of his roommates that way. He still talks with the over 70s all these months after they moved out of the house. He speaks with Shirley at least twice a week, Emileen and him email all the time and AA sends a postcard whenever he goes away. After the show ended he went to NY on a trip and he saw AA and Emileen while he was there. How many other reality shows can you say the people have a bonded like that?
So now that experiment is over, what did he learn from it. He said, “I feel like I learned that I have a lot more in common with the older generation than I ever knew.” He appreciates that they didn’t care that he was gay from the get go. In fact he tell his friends, who are struggling to come out, to tell their grandparents first. This is something he learned after the experience he had by being on Forever Young.
So what would he say to get you to watch? Here’s his pitch, “If you are tired of watching the same thing, tune into watch Forever Young and we will show you why it is so good to be forever young. The surprises, the family, the love that you wouldn’t expect. If you actually sit and listen to the genuineness and the honesty of it all. It is so, like holy sh!t am I crying. It’s real.” It’s real and it is real important for everyone of every generation to watch.
So tune into the show tonight and every Wednesday at 10p on TV Land with your grandparents. And when it is done you should discuss what you have just learned with them and see what they took away from it. Forever Young might be the first show to bridge the generation gap!
Valerie Bertinelli Tweeted a picture of George Hamilton with Cloris Leachman in bathrobe and I wonder if the two of them have something to tell us? Nope, they were just taking a break from filming Hot in Cleveland that is back on TV Land on June 19th with a live episode.
Now when it comes to the episode they were filming, Cloris was reunited with her Mary Tyler Moore co-stars Valerie Harper, Mary Tyler Moore and Georgia Engle. An episode I can’t wait to see when it airs.
Now when it comes to Leachman even without makeup, the Beauty Queen is still very much a beauty.
Tonight at 10p TV Land is debuting their reality series Forever Young and everyone can learn a real lesson from this show.
Forver Young is an experiment where five people over 70 live with five people under 30 to see how the two generations get along. When the 10 people first enter the house they don’t see eye-to-eye, but as time goes on they each learn from the other age group. We all get to see that you can teach old dogs new tricks and the older generation does have something to say to the younger one.
In each of the 6 episodes we will learn some interesting things like World War II came before the Civil War, an 83 year old woman can work a pole better than most strippers, you’re never too old to start dating again and every generation can teach the other one something new.
There are many heartfelt moments in this series as the two generations get together to talk and bond over their lives. In fact it’s the rare reality show where you actually feel good about people after you watch it.
That’s because you get a perspective that you’ve never seen before on television. When I sat there and watched it, I learned a lot about the older generation through their eyes. So much so that it will really make you look at them differently and listen to what they have to say. But then I look at people that are my age and I see they have something to say too.
This show makes you realize that you shouldn’t always make assumptions about the other generations. You might think that that one age group thinks a certain way, but you will be surprised to find they are more accepting than you first thought. Wisdom comes with age, but it is also innate in all of us even at a young age. We also all go through hardships and just can’t assume because you are older that you are the only ones who have gone through it. There is one challenge that gives a really interesting perspective on money. Something I never realized before and something I will always take to heart and reconsider for the long run of my life.
There is so much segregation in our world that we forget one of the biggest forms of it is ageism. Forever Young makes us reevaluate that and everyone who watches it will come out of it for the better. What other reality show can you say that about?
I never felt so good watching a reality show as I did this one. Because it really made me look at my elders differently as in for the better and I hope the elders do the same when they watch this show. But then again I can’t see why they wouldn’t
Once again Ashton Kutcher breaks down barriers via his television shows, first with Beauty and the Geek and now with Forever Young. Who knew there was a social genius behind the man who starred in Dude, Where’s My Car?
I cannot say it enough Forever Young is a social experiment that everyone can learn from and more importantly enjoy watching whether they are under 30, over 70 or in the middle.