Betty White Excited For Special Live 'Hot In Cleveland' Premiere
By ZACH SEEMAYER
March 26, 2014
The TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland is going all-out for their Season 5 premiere with a cadre of incredible guest stars including Community's Ken Jeong, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, and recurring guest stars Dave Foley, Georgia Engel and D.W. Moffett.
So what could be more exciting than such a great ensemble? This episode, they are doing the show live! And ET was on the set as they rehearsed for their upcoming live season premiere.
Series stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Betty White, as well as the episode's guest starts, sat down with ET to talk about the pressure of doing a live show.
"When I first started in television I was on five-and-a-half hours a day, six days a week for four years. Live, with no script," said White, referring to her early, simultaneous work on The Jack Paar Tonight Show, The Betty White Show, and the game show To Tell the Truth. "So I find it exhilarating and fun."
While White has worked in TV for nearly 65 years, the rest of the cast hasn't had as much experience with live sitcoms, especially on Hot in Cleveland, which has only ever done one other live episode in June 2013.
So how does the cast deal with screw-ups, like forgotten lines, when the show is live?
"Everybody has each other's backs," assured Malick.
Check out the video for more behind-the-scenes looks at the upcoming episode.
Hot in Cleveland's special live Season 5 premiere airs Wednesday, March 26 at 10/9c on TV Land.