Hot in Cleveland's latest stunt reunites Wendie Malick with Laura San Giacomo, her costar from NBC's Just Shoot Me! Laura guest stars on the December 14 episode of the TV Land hit, but most of her scenes are with Valerie Bertinelli's Melanie.
"I play Valerie's [estranged] sister, Caroline," says Laura. Caroline reveals she's a lesbian involved with a character played by Sandra Bernhard. Turns out ex—soap star Victoria (Wendie) is pretending to be gay after her fake marriage to Joy (Jane Leeves) reignites her celebrity. "They're all at this lesbian event where I am, and therein lies the hilarity," adds Laura.
But Wendie says the episode also has a serious message. "Laura has a fabulous scene talking about growing up gay and not being able to tell your family," she says. "It should earn her a GLAAD Award nomination."