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What to Watch Wednesday: 'Hot in Cleveland' and 'The Soul Man' live premieres

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Is it "Hot in Cleveland" already? The show's stars Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Betty White are sure to bring up the heat when the show goes live for the premiere of season five, Wednesday, March 26th on TV Land. The show is creating a tradition of sorts with the live episodes, having premiered live for season four.

The live show will be followed by the live episode of the season three premiere of "The Soul Man." Betty White, who plays Elka and "Soul Man" star Cedric The Entertainer, as Boyce, will appear in both episodes. "The Soul Man" is a spin off of "Hot in Cleveland" when Boyce was first introduced as Elka's pastor.

With a live show, "Cleveland" co-star Jane Leeves, is always nervous about messing up but loves that she has her talented co-stars to back her up. “Well, there’s that, you know,” Leeves told KEarth 101 about flubbing her lines. “Hopefully someone picks it up for you. We did have a few sort of flubs in the first one…but as long as it’s covered the audience doesn’t really know.”

In the live episode, Victoria's husband, Emmet, escapes from prison and Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. Guest stars include: Ken Jeong, Albert Tsai, Dave Foley, Georgia Engel, D.W. Moffett and Alex Trebek.

On the "The Soul Man," last season ended with Boyce returning to the studio to record a new song. In the third-season premiere, Boyce puts on a concert as a benefit for the church's summer camp after he learns that it might be shutting down. "The Soul Man" also stars Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan, Jazz Raycole and John Beasley. Guest stars include Martin Lawrence, Brandy and B.o.B.

Tune in for live episodes of "Hot in Cleveland" and "The Soul Man" on Wednesday, March 26 beginning at 10:00 p.m. on TV Land.

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