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TV Land Reveals ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and ‘Soul Man’ Live Premieres

Hot In Cleveland Renewed for Season 5

TV Land sets “Hot in Cleveland” and The Soul Man” live season premieres.

The network has announced an hour-long live event for its comedies series “Hot in Cleveland” and “The Soul Man.” The comedies will broadcast live season premieres back-to-back on March 26, with “Hot in Cleveland” live broadcast debut as 10 p.m. ET and “The Soul Man” at 10:30 p.m. ET. The West Coast will get live-to-tape versions starting at 10 p.m. PT.

“The thrill of knowing that viewers at home are seeing exactly what’s happening live on stage really amps up the pressure and makes the energy on set electrifying,” said TV Land President Larry W. Jones in a statement.

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TV Land Picks Up ‘Hot In Cleveland’ For A Fifth Season

Hot In Cleveland Renewed for Season 5

The ladies of “Hot In Cleveland” will be back for a fifth season!

The comedy series which stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White has been renewed for a fifth season of 24 episodes.

“This is an incredible milestone for the show and for TV Land,” said TV Land president Larry W. Jones. “To have our first scripted sitcom make it to the syndication level is a huge accomplishment. We have a brilliant creative team both in front of and behind the camera. We are so proud to be on this exciting ride with them.”

New episodes of the second half of the fourth season return June 19. The fifth season is expected to start shooting in the fall.

Carol Burnett and Tim Conway Join ‘Hot In Cleveland’ And More Casting News

The “Carol Burnett Show” alumnus Carol Burnett and Tim Conway are heading to ‘Cleveland.’

Burnett has been cast to play Victoria’s (Wendie Malick) mother Penny, a local TV legend and puppeteer on a children’s program. Meanwhile, Conway will reprise his role as Nick, Elka’s (Betty White) ex-boyfriend, who has his eyes on Penny.

The TV legends will guest star on “Hot in Cleveland” in a forthcoming episode, which is set to air in August.

More casting news…

Allison Janney joins “Masters of Sex.” The “West Wing” alum is set to play Margaret Scully, the wife of Beau Bridges’ character, University Provost Barton Scully, in five episodes of the Showtime drama.

Mary Kay Place has been cast to play Bryan’s (Andrew Rannells) estranged mother on “The New Normal.” [TV Guide]

Andrew Rannells, who stars as Bryan on “The New Normal” will return for the upcoming season of “Girls,” as Elijah, Hannah’s roommate/ex-boyfriend.

‘Django Unchained’ Actor to Host ‘SNL’ And More Casting News

Christoph Waltz

Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Django Unchained actor Christoph Waltz will make his “Saturday Night Live” hosting on February 16, NBC announced Wednesday.

Waltz, who won an Oscar for his role Inglourious Basterds, will be joined by musical guest Alabama Shakes.

“Saturday Night Live” returns from a one-week hiatus on Feb. 9 with a new episode hosted by Justin Bieber will serve as the host and musical guest on Feb. 9.

More casting news…

Michael Urie (“Partners”) will guest star as an in-demand wedding planner on “Hot In Cleveland.” [EW]

Jamie Dornan will re-appear on “Once Upon A Time.” Dornan will reprise his role as Sheriff Graham on the ABC drama series. [TV Guide]

Bridesmaids Wendi McLendon-Covey will recur on Showtime’s new series “Masters of Sex.” McLendon will portray a human sexuality-centric series as a formidable female doctor who is a mentor to Lizzy Caplan’s leading lady. [Deadline]

Eric Mabius is heading to “Blue Bloods.” Mabius has been cast to guest star as Richard Rourke, a multi-millionaire philanthropist, on the drama series. [TVLine]

Regina King Heads to ‘The Big Bang Theory’ And More Casting News

“The Big Bang Theory” has cast “Southland” star Regina King for a guest role.

According to THR, King will play Mrs. Davis, the director of human resources at the university where Sheldon works. Sheldon gets in a sticky situation after having an uncomfortable conversation with his sexy assistant, Alex (Margo Harshman).

King’s episode is set to air in January.

More casting news …

“Heroes” vet Sendil Ramamurthy is joining “Hot In Cleveland.” Remamurthy will play a pediatrician on the comedy series. [TVLine]

Tim Allen’s former “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn, has been cast to play Bill, “a gruff good old boy and the Outdoor Man’s original architect” on “Last Man Standing.” [TVLine]

‘Last Man Standing’ Receive Additional Episode Pickup

Richard Dean Anderson has been tapped to play himself in an upcoming episode of “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” [THR]

Diane Farr is heading to “Private Practice.” The “Numb3rs” alumna will appear as Miranda in a multi-episode arc on the series. [TV Guide]

‘Revolution’ Taps a ‘Taken’ Actor And More Casting News

Leland Orser joins revolution

NBC’s “Revolution” cast “Taken” and “Sons of Anarchy” actors.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Leland Orser, who starred in the “Taken” franchise has been tapped to play John Samborn on the drama series. Samborn is described as a “tense scientist who loves to build weapons.”

Meanwhile, “Sons of Anarchy” actor Patrick St. Esprit, will play a tough rebel leader, named Wayne Ramsey, EW reports.

Both actors are join the series in possible recurring roles.

“Revolution” airs Mondays, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

More casting news…

Sarah Shahi, “Fairly Legal” actress has booked a multi-episode arc on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” as Renee, a new love interest for Taylor Kinney’s character. [TV Guide]

Fred Willard is heading to “Hot In Cleveland.” Willard willcali play Dr. Thomas Hill, Georgia Engel’s character’s old love interest. [THR]

Mark Deklin (“GCB”) has been cast to replace Chris Wiehl On “Castle.” [TVLine]

Chloe Sevigny will star as a workaholic detective named Catherine on the A&E pilot “Those Who Kill.” [THR]

Grant Gustin, (“Glee”) is “90210” bound. Gustin has joined The CW drama for a multi-episode arc as Campbell, a hunky college student from a rich background. [THR]

“Dark Knight” actress Monique Curnen will play Agent Tamsin Wade, who is working in the gang division of CBI on “The Mentalist.” [EW]

Jason Beghe has joined “Last Resort.” The “Californication” actor will play an ex-Navy SEAL on the ABC drama. [THR]

‘Hot In Cleveland’ Season 4 Promos: Who Is Melanie’s New Man?

Hot In Cleveland

The ladies of Cleveland are back, with a baby.

Jay Harrington has joined the comedy series in multi-episode arc as Alec, Melanie’s  love interest and boss. 

“It’s awkward, but charming, because Melanie and I hit it off immediately,” Harrington tells TV Guide.

The “Better Off Ted” star will be joined by Heather LocklearEddie Cibrian, Pat Harrington Jr. and Alan Dale as guest stars in the forthcoming season.

According to the promos below, Regis Philbin is still around playing Elka’s love interest, Melanie got employed, Victoria is still self-centered as always, and Joy, well watch the promos.

“Hot in Cleveland” premieres November 28 at 10/9c on TV Land.


Gabby Douglas to Guest Star On ‘Vampire Diaries’ And More Casting News

The Vampire Diaries Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has been tapped to guest star on “The Vampire Diaries.”

The CW confirmed the casting however, details surrounding Gabby’s role are being kept under wraps. Nina Dobrev, who plays Elena first tweeted the news.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Sneak Peek

Douglas is set to appear in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. “The Vampire Diaries” premieres Oct. 11 on The CW.

More casting news…

Hottie Eddie Cibrian has been tapped to guest star as Joy’s love interest in TV Land’s “Hot In Cleveland.” [TVLine]

Murray Abraham (Amadeus) will play Dar Adul, “a brilliant intelligence operative in his 60-70’s. He has worked all over the world for the Special Activities Division of the CIA” in “Homeland”‘s upcoming season. [EW]

Tahmoh Penikett has been cast to guest star in The CW’s new series “Arrow.” The “Battlestar Galactica” alum will play Tom Salvati, the right-hand man to mobster Frank Bertinelli and The Huntress’ father,  Jeffrey Nordling[Green Arrow TV]

Leisha Hailey (The L Word) and Constance Zimmer (Entourage) will play a lesbian couple in an upcoming episode of NBC’s “The New Normal.” [THR]

“That 70s Show” alumna Laura Prepon has been cast in Jenji Kohan’s new series “Orange is the New Black.” [TVLine]

‘Scandal’ Star Heads to ‘Weeds’ And More Casting News

Scandal, Weeds

Guillermo will return to Agrestic!

According to TVGuide, Guillermo Diaz, who currently stars on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal” will reprise his role as Guillermo Garcia Gómez in the final three episodes of “Weeds.” Diaz is set to appear beginning with the 100th episode on Sunday, Sept. 9.

As previously reported, “Weeds” will end with a two-part series finale on September 16.  Additionally Mary-Louise Parker told critics, “I think it’s [“Weeds” finale] beautiful. I cried when I read it.”

The series finale is expected to air Sept. 16.

More casting news…

Valerie Bertinelli will reunite with her former “One Day at a Time” co-star Pat Harrington Jr. in an upcoming episode of “Hot in Cleveland.” Harrington will play the manager of an apartment building where Bertinelli’s boyfriend lives. [TV Guide]

“The Newsroom” star David Harbour has been cast as a guest star in CBS’ new crime drama “Elementary.” Harbour is set to play a brilliant surgeon named Dr. Mason Baldwin. [TVLine]

Laura Vandervoort has booked a double-episode arc on Syfy’s “Haven.” The “Smallville” alum will play an intelligent and beautiful woman, who has been driven to the brink of madness by the loss of a loved one. [TVLine]

Shelley Long, who played Dede Pritchett, Jay’s ex-wife and the mother of Claire and Mitchell on “Modern Family” will reprise her role on the comedy series. [TV Guide]

Kelly Overton, who played Alcide’s werewolf love interest on HBO’s “True Blood,” has landed a guest star role on an episode of The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Overton will play Claire, a doctoral student who meets medical examiner Evan (Max Brown) online. [TV Guide]

Zach Braff to Reunite with Donald Faison on ‘The Exes’ And More Casting News


“The Exes”  will host a “Scrubs” reunion.

Zach Braff and former co-star Donald Faison will reunite on an upcoming episode of TV Land’s “The Exes.” (cue music)

According to THR, Braff will play Chuck Feeney, a pro tennis player and client of Donald Faison’s character. Feeney was further described as a ladies man who turns out to be more of a “man’s man.” Braff is set to appear on the Aug. 29 episode.

Faison and Braff previously appeared as BFFs Turk and J.D. on “Scrubs.”

“The Exes” airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land.


More casting news…

Alan Dale will appear in two episodes as Emmett an actor who has a thing for Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) on “Hot in Cleveland.” [TV Guide]

Wendi McLendon-Covey has been cast to guest-star on “Modern Family.” The Bridesmaids actress and Michaela Watkins (SNL) will play a lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily on the first day of kindergarten. [EW]

Jenny Slate (SNL) has been booked to play Joan, a social worker who checks Hope’s living conditions on “Raising Hope.” [TVLine]

Craig Bierko (Boston Legal) and Molly Price (Third Watch) are set to guest-star in CBS’ upcoming drama, “Elementary.” Bierko will play Fowkes, a COO of Wall Street financial firm who is involved in a murder investigation. While, Price is set to play Donna, Fowkes’ trusted executive secretary. [TVLine]