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Betty White Wins Second Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for her Role in TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland"
"We're grateful to work with her on 'Hot in Cleveland,' and couldn't be more proud of her continued achievements," said Larry W. Jones.

[via press release from TV Land]

Betty White Wins Second Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for her Role in TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland"

TV Legend Wins Award For Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 -- Betty White received top acting honors at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) last night at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka in the TV Land original sitcom, "Hot in Cleveland." This is White's second win for her role on the series as she won the SAG Award(R) in the same category last year.

"Hot in Cleveland" is the network's critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time"), Jane Leeves ("Frasier"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") and Emmy(R) Award-winner, Betty White ("The Golden Girls"). The show is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.

"There are reasons that Betty White has been on television for over 50 years," said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "She's hilarious, her comedic timing is unmatched, and there's nothing she can't do. We're grateful to work with her on 'Hot in Cleveland,' and couldn't be more proud of her continued achievements."

"Hot in Cleveland" revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA - novelist Melanie Moretti (Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Malick) - who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them and that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (White).

Filmed in front of a live audience, "Hot in Cleveland" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy(R) Award-winning Suzanne Martin ("Frasier," "Ellen") serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox are executive producers for TV Land. "Hot in Cleveland" is currently seen around the world in over 165 countries.

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About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.

  [january 2012]  


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