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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 16, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 5
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: Melanie, Victoria, and Joy (Valerie Bertinelli, Wendy Malick, and Jane Leeves) are best friends who end up in Cleveland after their flight to Paris is grounded. They fall in love with the city and rent a house with a live-in caretaker (Betty White).
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. TV Land's first original sitcom is the surprise of the summer, a sparkling, breezy comedy, in no small part due to the casting of this year's It Girl, 88-year-old Betty White as a cantankerous caretaker.
  2. If the premise is somewhat forced, it sets up a situation with enough comic potential to sustain Hot in Cleveland indefinitely.
  3. 75
    Hot in Cleveland is formulaic, but has tremendous good will on its side.
  4. The show is unlikely to win Emmys but it is worth a few chuckles, spurred on by actresses in an age bracket not generally associated with leading roles on network sitcoms.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Tartly written with good actresses in clearly defined roles, this sitcom hardly breaks new ground but unearths old gags in such unapologetic fashion that it proves reasonably good company.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Swanson
    There's something pleasing about the old-fashioned drawn-from-farce quality of Hot in Cleveland. It fits in perfectly on TV Land since it already feels like a relic, a show from an alternate reality where Seinfeld never happened, let alone the likes of single-camera mockumentary-style sitcoms like The Office and Arrested Development.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Surely White must have the willpower to decline some offers--especially after the long and appreciative bask she's recently enjoyed--and she could have let this job pass. The same cannot be quite so true for Hot in Cleveland's headliners, sitcom veterans who all give off a strong and desperate whiff of trying way too hard to be even mildly funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Sep 2, 2011
    I love that show! Every single episode is really funny and amazing!
  2. Feb 9, 2012
    Amazing show! I love Wendie Malick (Victoria Chase) , Betty White (Elka Ostrovsky) and Jane Leeves (Joy Scroggs)! Every single episode is really funny and amazing! Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    This is my wife's favorite show. I have grown to like it also. It is silly but fun. Betty White is a blast and it is good to see some of our favorites like Tim Conway and Carol Burnett. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2010
    I'm digging on this show. It's good innocent fun. Love the actresses. I'm hoping it doesn't get cancelled. I'm sick and tired of all the reality TV shows out there. I choose to unwind to TV because I want to laugh, if I wanted reality I'd keep the TV off. In a media saturated with unfunny, this show provides some funny. Makes me smile and laugh. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2011
    Some of the jokes do fall flat, especially for the younger veiwers, but the amount of fun the actors and actresses are having makes this a nice escape from shallow, well, shallower reality tv on right now. It is a nice appetizer, and worth a casual look. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2010
    Sitcoms like these deservedly died in the 80s, but after the decade of reality shows and cringecoms, I would categorise this show as comfort TV. If nothing else, Betty White gets the best snide lines and keeps the trio of Cleveland cougars under control. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2011
    I am of this age group and I cannot stand this show. I have always loved these actress's and looked forward to them in this show but the characters are bad! I do not like any of them. Its just to stupid. I loved Golden girls. What I hate about this show is they repeat to much of the previous show with each following show. So you get little time to see anything interesting. It does not move along well or have any point to the story lines. I cannot stand seething any of them act like total idiots. I Hate this show! To me, it is not funny at all. Just idiotic. Expand

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