Rumors of a Hot in Cleveland reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (June 29) as reports claimed that TV Land confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2023.
UPDATE 30/06/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 12 years since Hot in Cleveland first aired?! (12 years, 14 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 Bertinelli said she's not sure if Hot in Cleveland would work today. “I don't want to see old Melanie Moretti,” she told a journalist (Bertinelli turned 62 in April). “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, Heather Locklear (who played Chloe between 2012 and 2013) 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 Alan Dale (who played Emmet between 2012 and 2013) 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, Jane Leeves 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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