TV Land, June 16, 10 p.m.
What it’s about: Three middle-aged L.A. ladies (played by Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves) are forced to lay over in Cleveland and, after an evening at a local bar, realize they’re considered hot coug-ish commodities in the Midwest. So they decide to stay, look for love, and rent a house that has a saucy old caretaker, played by Betty White. ”I’m such a pain in the ass in this show,” White says. ”Of course I am.”
What to expect: It’s a little bit Golden Girls: ”The shows are starting in the kitchen,” Bertinelli says, ”us around the table.” And a little bit Sex and the City: ”Then we have the bar, so there you go.” Like those two female-friendly shows, Cleveland is about the relationship between these four friends. ”We all get to show our heart at different moments. That’s what makes people fall in love with characters,” Bertinelli explains. ”It brings you back to the way sitcoms were — and are supposed to be.”
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