TV Land's new series Hot in Cleveland relies a lot more on the Betty White phenomenon and nostalgia for three actresses who used to be on successful series than it does on actual writing or half-decent production, but that isn't to say it's without merit. People watch all kinds of shows for all kinds of flimsy reasons, whether it's "Look at the sad clowns!" (Dancing with the Stars), "Look at all the naked hot people!" (True Blood) or "Look at the well-clothed hot people!" (Gossip Girl), so really, when you think about it, "That girl used to be on Frasier!" is something too.
Oh, TBS. Despite the sporadic relief of Office re-runs and the less-awful-than-all-the-other-orginial-series-on-its-network My Boys, there's really no better way to slap a slogan like "Very Funny" in the face than with The Bill Engvall Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Frank TV and Everybody Loves Raymond re-runs. And now, as if those weren't bad enough, TBS has given the guy who helmed The Bill Engvall Show, The Drew Carey Show and George Lopez a sitcom starring Valerie Bertinelli, which is just unbelievable.