Tim Daly Headed to TV Land's HOT IN CLEVELAND

PRIVATE PRACTICE alum Tim Daly is headed to 'CLEVELAND.'

According to Deadline, the actor has signed on for a multi-episode arc on TV Land's hit sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND. Daly will take on the role of "Mitch Turner, a handsome private detective who recently lost 300 lbs. after competing on The Biggest Loser. He's the new owner of the detective agency where Joy (Jane Leeves) works. While she has an instant feeling that she's met the man she's going to marry, Turner is attracted to Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli)."

HOT IN CLEVELAND returns for its fifth season in the spring of 2014.

Daly is a star of stage and as well as an accomplished director and producer. He is best known for his television role as Joe Hackett on the NBC sitcom Wings and for his voice role as Superman/Clark Kent in Superman: The Animated Series. He has had a recurring role as the drug-addicted screenwriter J.T. Dolan on The Sopranos for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

When the fifth season begins, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) will deal with The Aftermath of the shocking news she received in the season four finale: she's pregnant. The season will have some more surprises in store for Melanie as she starts to date one of her favorite singers. However, when the relationship goes south and he catches her in a lie, she gets "Taylor Swift-ed" and becomes the target of his latest hit song. This season will also include a crossover between "Hot in Cleveland" and "Kirstie," TV Land's newest original sitcom! The ladies travel to New York City, and in order to improve her "Oscar karma," Victoria (Wendie Malick) confesses an old Betrayal to her ex-roommate, Broadway star Maddie Banks (Kirstie Alley).

Most recently, "Hot in Cleveland" made headline news when the female cast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" reunited in an episode that aired September 4th. The reunion aired back to back with the sitcom's cliffhanger finale and each episode drew in over 2.5 million total viewers, with the "Mary Tyler Moore" episode scoring the most total viewers for the sitcom since March 2012 (Source: Nielsen, 9/4/13, L+3).

"Hot in Cleveland" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes ("Will And Grace") 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 211 countries.

Photo by Walter McBride

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