TV Land hooks Bertinelli, Leeves for pilot

Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:42am EST

Actress Valerie Bertinelli arrives for the Heart's Truth Red Dress collection show at New York Fashion Week in New York, February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Actress Valerie Bertinelli arrives for the Heart's Truth Red Dress collection show at New York Fashion Week in New York, February 13, 2009.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - TV Land has hired sitcom veterans Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time"), Jane Leeves ("Frasier"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") and Betty White ("The Golden Girls") to star in its comedy pilot "Hot in Cleveland."

The project revolves around three eccentric fortysomething best friends from L.A. (Bertinelli, Leeves, Malick) who wind up stuck in Cleveland and decide to stay there when they realize the locals consider them glamorous.

White plays a grumpy and opinionated lady who has lived in the cottage of the trio's Cleveland house for 50 years.

"Hot," written by "Frasier" alumna Suzanne Martin, is one of TV Land's first two pilots, along with the comedy "Retired at 35," which features Malick's "Shoot Me" co-star George Segal.

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