TVLand announced today a LIVE television event: one hilarious hour with two LIVE back-to-back season premieres of original sitcoms – “Hot in Cleveland” and “TheSoulMan.” “Hot in Cleveland” will go LIVE on Wednesday,March 26th at10pm ET, and “The Soul Man” will follow at 10:30pmET. “The Soul Man,” a spin-off of “
,” stars Cedric “The Entertainer” as Reverend Boyce Ballentine, a character that originated as Elka Ostrovsky’s (Betty White, “ ”) pastor. Their characters will again cross over into each other’s worlds during the live shows. The West Coast will get the live-to-tape versions beginning at 10pm PT.
” premiered their last season with a live episode on June 19, 2013. Guest stars in this episode included Brian Baumgartner (“The ”), Danny Pudi (“ ”), Shirley Jones (“The Partridge Family”) and “Star Trek” legend William Shatner, and the episode averaged 2.7 million total viewers (Source: Nielsen, L+7).
” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. When the friends discover that life is better in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinioned caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (White).
Source: tvbythenumbers.com, 1/23/14