Rumors of a Hot in Cleveland reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (November 28) as reports claimed that TV Land confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 29/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 10 years since Hot in Cleveland first aired?! (10 years, 5 months, 13 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Hot in Cleveland end?
When Hot in Cleveland came to an end after 5 years in June 2015, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White), Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves), Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli) and Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Hot in Cleveland reunion disappoint people?
Hot in Cleveland aired from 2010-2015 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But White said she's not sure if Hot in Cleveland would work today. “I don't want to see old Elka Ostrovsky,” she told a journalist (White turned 98 in January). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Hot in Cleveland movie?
In a recent interview, Betty White said she can't imagine a Hot in Cleveland reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt (who played Emmy Chase between 2011 and 2012) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Hot in Cleveland movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Hot in Cleveland film, Valerie Bertinelli stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Hot in Cleveland reboot?
Recasting Hot in Cleveland for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Hot in Cleveland reunion, a Hot in Cleveland movie, or a Hot in Cleveland reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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