'Hot in Cleveland' scoop: Valerie Bertinelli to reteam with 'One Day at a Time' costar Bonnie Franklin. Plus: Tons more guest stars!

EW has learned that Bonnie Franklin—who starred the divorced mother Ann Romano to Valerie Bertinelli’s Barbara on CBS’ One Day at a Time—will guest star on Bertinelli’s current sitcom, TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, this coming season, which launches Jan. 19. This is the first time that Franklin and Bertinelli will have appeared in a scripted series together in 26 years. One Day at a Time launched in December 1975, and went off the air in May 1984. The cast of One Day at a Time did reunite for interviews on CBS’ newsmagazine 60 Minutes in 2005. The casting of Franklin follows a trend on Hot in Cleveland, which will also be reuniting Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White this season, based on their time working together on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the ’70s.

UPDATE: Melanie Griffith, Illeana Douglas (Ugly Betty), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), David Starzyk (Desperate Housewives), and Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) will also guest star on the second season of Hot in Cleveland.

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More on ‘Hot in Cleveland’ from EW.com:
Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White reteaming in ‘Hot in Cleveland’

Comments (17 total) Add your comment
  • cici217

    Yea to Bonnie Franklin!! That will be fun to watch.
    No to Melania Griffith!! That will be a horror show to watch.

  • Templar

    It would be great to see Bonnie on a good show again. As for the rest, I hope that HIC doesn’t turn into has-been heaven as Murder She Wrote did.

    • alan of montreal

      LOL @ has-been heaven

  • Me Too

    Be glad when the show returns.

  • Spike

    I was so hoping they would have Bonnie play Melanie’s mom….but having her on, period, is a good thing.

    Someone call Pat Harrington and Mackensie Phillips, stat!

    • sandy

      The actress who played her mom was some well-known actress but she was dull. Bonnie would be an amusing replacement.

  • Ben

    Knight and Schneider previously appeared on Hot in Cleveland this past season. It’ll be great seeing MTM on there too. I’d also suggest some Frasier , Seinfeld (Jerry?) and Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen, anyone?) alums to interact with Jane Leeves.

  • DavidSask

    I hope Melanie’s plot line is the horrific mess she has made to her face!!!

  • steve

    Reminder – John Schneider has ALREADY guested on HIC – he was in the pilot episode (he was one of the 3 bar guys who shared a beer with Valerie, Wendy, and Jane)

  • Alex

    Holy Moley!!! That’s some amazing list of guests! Bravo! I can’t wait for the new season!

  • Barack Palin

    Yay! Love Bonnie Franklin and haven’t seen her in years but judging by the picture she still looks great. Now to get Mackenzie Phillips and Pat Harrington. Love “Hot in Cleveland”-cannot wait for the new season. Maybe they could even get Drew Carey and Kathy Kinney! Can’t you just imagine-Elka meets Mimi.

  • blinkone1

    wow,alot guest stars plan. I guess the show’s a hit

  • stu

    john schneider is a homophobe & a lousy actor!

  • Patti purcells

    I love the show and watched odaat when it was first on. Yea to having Bonnie Franklin on. But to bad last season someone else played her
    mom. Can’t wait to see it.

  • Jeremy

    Who the hell is David Starzyk? I know the other guest stars because they are all familiar names (and faces), but who is David Starzyk? I don’t watch Desperate Housewives anymore, so that may be why the name doesn’t ring a bell.

  • mario

    I love I+

  • boo

    Bonnie is freaking hot!

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