Keck's Exclusives: Hot in Cleveland Stages a Just Shoot Me Reunion
Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo
After reuniting Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White with their former sitcom co-stars, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland is finally giving some reunion love to Wendie Malick. In its third season, the series will bring Wendie back together with her Just Shoot Me! co-star Laura San Giacomo. The ladies worked side by side on the NBC sitcom from 1997-2003, with Laura's Maya often butting heads with Wendie's Nina Van Horn.
Laura will share most of her Cleveland scenes with Valerie's Melanie Moretti. "Laura is playing Melanie's lesbian sister, Caroline," reveals executive producer Todd Milliner. "We've wanted to have Laura on for a long time but wanted to make it a role distant from her character on Just Shoot Me!"
It seems there has been some distance between the sisters. "Melanie and Caroline haven't talked in a while," adds Milliner. "We're hoping they can reestablish their sibling relationship."
Frasier alum John Mahoney will also be back for at least three episodes as Elka's friend. And Milliner is actively trying to lure both David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammer to come play with Jane.
Season Three of Hot in Cleveland premieres November 30 at 10/9c; Laura's episode airdate is still TBD.
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