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It all begins on June 19th. That's the night TV Land not only premieres its first live episode of one of its original comedies, Hot in Cleveland, but the network also launches new seasons of The Exes and The Soul Man, setting up a summer-long night of sitcom fun every Wednesday.
The funny ladies of Cleveland -- Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves -- have already seen major changes in their lives during the first half of their fourth season, as Melanie (Bertinelli) got a new job at a PR firm and a new boyfriend, who also happens to be her boss, Alec (guest star Jay Harrington).
Actress Victoria (Malick) landed a part in a Woody Allen movie and fell in love with her co-star, Emmet (guest star Alan Dale); Joy (Leeves) started pursuing a career in criminology; and Elka (White) and her friend Mamie Sue (guest star Georgia Engel) started a business that may not be 100 percent legal.
In the midseason finale in February, Joy's internship with a private detective led her to begin investigating Elka's new entrepreneurial pursuits, which left viewers with a cliffhanger: what exactly did Joy find in the kitchen oven? Whatever it is, it's the key to Elka's moneymaking schemes.
The Exes, which kicks off its third season, ended season two when Eden (Kelly Stables) gave birth to a baby girl. The season premiere begins on a much lighter note, unless you're Phil (Donald Faison), Haskell (Wayne Knight), and Stuart (David Alan Basche), who freak out when they break divorce attorney pal Holly's (Kristen Johnston), um, very personal pleasure device (yes,that), and try frantically to repair it before it breaks up their friendship.
The friends' and neighbors' relationship takes another hit later in the season when Holly's new guy doesn't want her guy friends around when he's with Holly.
Rounding out Wednesday nights is The Soul Man. In the season two premiere, Rev. Boyce (Cedric the Entertainer) isn't worried at all when a new church policy dictates he has to get a full physical. But one of the test results may mean his whole family has something to worry about, and the stress of his sister-in-law, Kim, moving to town, plus his dad's suggestion in next week's episode that his brother move in with him and Lolli (Niecy Nash) means Boyce is going to have a lot on his plate this season.
For viewers, Boyce's family adventures, along with the antics of the Hot in Cleveland women and The Exes friends, means back-to-back-to-back comedy on TV Land this summer.