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This past April's TV Land Awards reunited the cast of the 1975-84 Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time. During the reunion, Valerie Bertinelli told me she was campaigning hard for her old co-star Pat Harrington Jr. (a.k.a. Dwayne Schneider) to guest star on her current TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland.

Well turns out Bertinelli wasn't just blowin' smoke. In a clever nod to his Schneider character, who was a building superintendent, 83-year-old Harrington Jr. has been cast on Cleveland as Mr. Sherden, the manager of the apartment building where Bertinelli's boyfriend (Jay Harrington) lives.

Harrington Jr. guests on the fourth episode of Hot's new season, which premieres November 28 at 10 p.m. Last year, Bertinelli's One Day at a Time mom, Bonnie Franklin, guest starred on Hot, while One Day co-star Mackenzie Phillips turned down a guest role that would have required her to share a lesbian kiss with Bertinelli. Producers are looking for an alternate role for Phillips to play.

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