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Liza Minnelli to guest-star on 'Hot in Cleveland'

As if Hot in Cleveland weren’t already sparkly and fabulous enough with the likes of Betty White (and her always-bedazzled jump suits!) leading the way, the show’s about to get another serious injection of razzle-dazzle: Stage and screen legend Liza Minnelli has signed on to guest-star on the TV Land sitcom for one episode, sources have confirmed. TVLine first reported the news.

The legend — who won an Oscar for Cabaret back in 1973 and has popped up more recently in fare ranging from Arrested Development to Sex and the City 2 — is set to play the agent of fading actress Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick). It’s a perfect time, in fact, for Chase’s agent to show up, as she’s seen a story line this season that focused on her trying to nab a talk show gig in New York City.

Indeed, Chase is constantly talking about getting back into the game. Will it be Minnelli — one of showbiz’s only performers to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony — who will help the actress regain her mojo? Seems very likely.

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Betty White to kick-off Christmas-themed 'Monday Night Football'

We already knew Betty White could take a hit. But Snickers commercial aside, who knew she was ESPN’s secret weapon to replace the disgraced Hank Williams Jr.?

The sports network announced today that the beloved Hot in Cleveland star will appear in the Christmas-themed opening to Monday Night Football this week, before the Saints play the Falcons. It’s only a one-night gig for the 89-year-old actress, whose amazing career extends to hosting the Rose Bowl parade, multiple Emmys for iconic sitcom roles, feeling-up Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, and hosting Saturday Night Live. Yeah, I think she’s more than ready for some Monday Night Football.

Betty White's 90th birthday celebration to air on NBC

NBC has announced a 90-minute special, Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl, to air on Jan. 16 at 9:30 p.m. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including many of her famous co-stars, will take part to celebrate White’s six-decade career. Immediately after, there will be special preview of the new hidden-camera series, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, which features senior citizens pulling pranks on unsuspecting younger people.

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Betty White to reunite with 'Mary Tyler Moore' co-star Ed Asner on 'Hot in Cleveland' -- EXCLUSIVE

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. READ FULL STORY

'Hot in Cleveland': The ladies go on a gay cruise in episode 'Beards'! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Since TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland premiered its third season last Wednesday, that means that — yes! — we’re treated to a new episode every week now. And in celebration of tomorrow’s show, EW has an exclusive clip from the half hour, which is titled “Beards.” We bet you can figure out what it’s all about from that title, considering that much of the recent storyline surrounding Victoria (Wendie Malick) and Joy (Jane Leeves) has concerned their faux-lesbian marriage that happened at the end of last season. However, this time it’s Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) who’s looking for a faux girlfriend while on a gay cruise with her pals and Elka (Betty White). Who does she look to? It’s pretty funny, but you’ll have to watch the clip below to find out more:

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Thanksgiving weekend TV: Your one-stop shop to the best of the rest marathons

spongebobOver your turkey hangover yet? No? Good. You may have thought the holiday marathons would end with today’s televised deluge, but you would be wrong. We roll out the best of the rest below, including Spongebob, Battlestar, Mad Men, Glee, and, yes, the Kardashians. We’re talking wall-to-wall weekend television, people. Keep reading…

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'Bridesmaids' comedienne to guest star on 'Hot in Cleveland' -- EXCLUSIVE

Cleveland is welcoming comedic actress Wendi McLendon-Covey to the fold: EW has confirmed that the Bridesmaids star will guest star in an upcoming episode of TV Land’s breakout comedy Hot in Cleveland, which stars Betty White as the cantankerous caretaker of a house in Cleveland where LA ladies Wendy Malick, Jane Leeves, and Valerie Bertinelli reside.

McLendon-Covey will shoot a spot as a nurse in an episode — set to air in January — that finds Melanie (Bertinelli) dating a kicker from the Cleveland Browns. The actress was memorable this past summer in Bridesmaids as Rita, the cynical bridesmaid cousin to Maya Rudolph’s Lillian.

The third season of Hot in Cleveland premieres on TV Land Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. Several other guest stars — including Sandra Bernhard and Kathie Lee Gifford — have already been announced for the upcoming season.

Tanner on Twitter: @EWTanStransky

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'Hot in Cleveland' scoop: Sandra Bernhard and Kathie Lee Gifford to guest star -- EXCLUSIVE

Some new folks are headed to Cleveland: Comedienne Sandra Bernhard and talk-show maven Kathie Lee Gifford have recently signed on to guest star in the upcoming third season of TV Land’s original comedy Hot in Cleveland, EW can exclusively confirm, and we’ve got some details about their roles.

Both women will actually be appearing in roles with which they’re rather familiar. Bernhard is set to play the love interest of Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) lesbian sister, which hearkens to the  role she played on Roseanne years ago. Her episode has yet to be scheduled.  READ FULL STORY

Summer cable premiere dates: The latest round-up including 'Breaking Bad,' 'Jersey Shore,' and 'Flipping Out'

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UPDATED, 6/23 Ready for Breaking Bad to return? Or perhaps True Blood is more your cup of tea? Read on to find about those and other (The Rachel Zoe Project! Jersey Shore!) summer premieres for basic and premium cable TV:

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Doris Roberts on 'The Middle', 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Hot in Cleveland' (oh my!) -- EXCLUSIVE

Burning question for the broadcast networks: Why doesn’t Doris Roberts have her own sitcom? The 81-year-old co-star from Everybody Loves Raymond has no less than three appearances scheduled over the next month on ABC and TVLand.

The actress told EW exclusively that she’ll return to ABC’s The Middle – which stars her Raymond pal Patricia Heaton –to reprise her role as Brick’s teacher on May 25. “Patty and I go head to head once again,” Roberts said. “I still think I’m right about her kid and she still thinks I’m evil and mean.” Roberts will also play a patient in the April 28 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. “It is a serious problem for me. I can’t say much more than that. You will have to see it to believe it. The language I use in it is pretty wild.  It is a character who is very different from myself.”

After that, she’ll show up in one of the final episodes of Hot In Cleveland. “That’s a wild one. I get punched by Betty White,” she said. “A real pow punch and I go flying. I play a woman who had an affair with her husband in the past and she is angry.”

Good call, Doris — saving the best for last. (Reporting by Carrie Bell)

Midseason and summer premieres on cable: When to look for 'True Blood,' 'Pretty Little Liars' and 'Weeds'

UPDATED, 4/1: We’ve updated our list to reflect the return of Deadliest CatchEntourage and The Closer. Or maybe you are just dying to know when Toya: A Family Affair bows on BET! Here are some debut dates for many basic and premium cable shows through July: READ FULL STORY

TV Land responds to Facebook users' demand for more retro shows

Hot-in-Cleveland_320.jpg Image Credit: TVLand It doesn’t take much sleuthing on TV Land’s Facebook page to discover some of the channel’s viewers are downright peeved. Their demands? More classic programming and fewer new shows. “Bring back the classics! Archie Bunker rules!” declares one viewer. “With all these comments, can’t you guys take the hint! You need to revamp the channel,” censures another. One says: “I’d rather watch the Cavs’ losing streak than Hot in Cleveland.”

TV Land’s first original scripted sitcom, Hot in Cleveland (which has just been renewed for a third season), nabbed SAG recognition in January with a nomination for the cast and a win for Betty White, along with the highest ratings in the network’s 15-year history. Capitalizing on their new hit, TV Land debuted their second original comedy, Retired at 35, earlier this year.

But many of TV Land’s Facebook fans are calling for a programming re-haul, and their show requests run the gamut: READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Nikita,' 'Big Love,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room_510.jpg Image Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC; David Giesbrecht/USA; Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW; Isabella Vosmikova/HBOAs promised, Spoiler Room is now twice a week! So keep those questions about your favorite shows coming in. With our new programming schedule, I have a chance to get to a bunch more of them — hopefully yours snuck in here this week. If not, keep harassing me at spoilerroom@ew.com or on Twitter @EWSandraG.

Also, I gladly accept your insider tips if you’re a well-connected human being, your praise if you like building egos (specifically mine), and your tips on how to keep Spoiler Room best serving you. See you Friday! READ FULL STORY

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