TV Bites: Betty White Finds Her Inner Clevelander


· It's official -- Betty White is the hardest working woman in Hollywood. The actress-comedienne has agreed to co-star in TV Land's Hot in Cleveland after initially only signing on for the pilot. The Golden Girl will play a snarky but spry caretaker of the Cleveland home shared by three former L.A. residents played by Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick. Hot will begin its 10-episode season in June. Betty White is also set to host the Mother's Day episode of Saturday Night Live and guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Middle. [AP]

Syfy picks up Three Inches, ABC finds someone to run its drug cartel, and more TV Bites after the jump.

· You see the pilot title Three Inches -- and immediately think "a project about an underachiever who gains the power to move any object using his mind, but only for a distance of three inches." Right? Syfy has greenlighted the pilot from writer Harley Petyon (Twin Peaks) and executive producer Bob Cooper. [THR]

· ABC is close to casting a replacement lead for its series Cutthroat, a knock-off Showtime's Weeds. Mia Maestro (Alias) is reportedly about to take the main role (from Without a Trace alumna Roselyn Sanchez) in the pilot about an upscale Beverly Hills widow and soccer mom who runs an international drug cartel. [THR]

· Television legend Don Mischer will executive produce his tenth Emmy telecast this year on August 29. The ceremony will air live on the West Coast for the first time in 30 years. [Variety]

· You only have three more months to complete your True Blood jewelry collection in time for the HBO series' third season premiere on Sunday, June 13. [USA Today]


  • Thank God True Blood is coming back! These months without it have been really Sookie.

  • Cameron says:

    Can't wait for True Blood!
    Though, from the sound of it, "Cutthroat" doesn't sound like a knock-off of "Weeds". The mother in "Weeds" does not lead a drug cartel.. so I don't know why you are comparing them.