'Hot in Cleveland': Ed Asner to guest
Mary Tyler Moore fans, here’s a reason to get excited: Lou Grant and Sue Ann Nivens are reuniting!
EW has exclusively learned that Mary Tyler Moore co-stars Betty White and Ed Asner will appear in an episode of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland that’s slated to air in the sitcom’s batch of new episodes next summer. The half-hour will shoot in February. Cleveland‘s third season recently premiered, on Nov. 30.
There are currently no details about what kind of role Asner will play on the show, but you can probably expect a wink or two to the pair’s time on Mary Tyler Moore. These kind of old-sitcom reunions are not unusual on Cleveland: White appeared with Mary Tyler Moore in the series’ second-season premiere back in January.
The show’s other principal cast have also seen reunions with their old sitcom cohorts: Valerie Bertinelli with One Day at a Time co-star Bonnie Franklin and Jane Leeves with Frasier co-star John Mahoney (who’s also returning this season). Wendie Malick will share the screen with her Just Shoot Me! co-star Laura San Giacomo in the series’ upcoming Dec. 14 episode.
Asner recently starred in the CMT sitcom Working Class, which premiered to strong ratings, but was canceled after just one season.
UPDATE: Asner will be playing the role of Jameson Lyons, the president of the an old-money country club in Cleveland. When the ladies try to get in to the club, it’s revealed that Elka (White) has a long history with Jameson and tries to avenge something from their past.
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