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Valerie Bertinelli

Melanie Moretti

An adored actress, Valerie Bertinelli’s long and celebrated career has expanded to include equally beloved TV personality, spokesperson and best-selling author. She is currently starring as Melanie Moretti on TV Land’s hit sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," which premieres its fourth season on Wednesday, November 28 at 10pm ET/PT. The sitcom follows three fabulous friends from Los Angeles (Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick) whose plane, bound for Paris, is forced to make an emergency landing in Cleveland. After discovering that they’re still "hot" in Cleveland, they decide to move there and start over together, renting a Victorian home that comes with a sharp-tongued caretaker, played by Betty White.

Bertinelli has shared in many honors. In 2011, "Hot in Cleveland" was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In June of that same year, Bertinelli – along with co-stars Leeves, Malick, and White – was presented with the key to the city of Cleveland by the mayor. In August 2012, she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2007, she dared to cross the Rubicon of weight and body image, declaring publicly, "I’m fat!" and challenging herself to lose weight. Lo and behold, she not only lost more than 40 pounds, but also realized new and remarkable success as the face of the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program, authored the NY Times #1 bestseller "Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time" and inspired millions of people to try to become their best and healthiest selves. In 2009, she wrote a follow-up to her first book, "Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge." Valerie also released a fitness DVD entitled "Losing It" at the end of that year. In October 2012, she released a cookbook called "One Dish At A Time," a play on the name of the TV show that first made her a household name.

As one of Hollywood’s brightest and most liked young talents, Bertinelli helped develop, produce and star in the highly rated TV movies "I Was a Mail Order Bride" and "The Seduction of Gina." She stayed extremely busy as one of primetime’s go-to actresses for movies and mini-series, including "Silent Witness,"

"Shattered Vows," "Judith Krantz’s I’ll Take Manhattan," "Rockabye," "Murder of Innocence," "In a Child’s Name," "What She Doesn’t Know," "Pancho Barnes," "Ultimate Betrayal," "Two Mothers for Zachary" and "Night Sins." More recently, she co-starred in "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet" and guest-starred on "Boston Legal" in a part David E. Kelly wrote especially for her. Her other forays into the television world include starring for two years on the hit series "Touched by an Angel," "Café Americain" and "Sydney," which she also executive produced.

A two-time Golden Globe(R) winner, she made her acting debut in TV commercials, public service announcements and the TV series "Apple’s Way" before landing her big break at age 14 as Barbara on "One Day At A Time," Norman Lear’s 1975 acclaimed series about a divorced mother raising her two daughters. The series ran on CBS for nine years, ending in 1984.

Valerie has also served as a correspondent for "The Rachael Ray Show." However, Valerie’s best and favorite production is her son, Wolfgang, who achieved his own fame as the bassist for the legendary rock group Van Halen on its 2007-2008 North American Tour.

She has continued to help and inspire millions of people through her work with Jenny Craig, even recognized by People Magazine for her stunning "bikini bod" at 48 years old. Her website, www.valeriebertinelli.com, continues to chronicle her journey both physically and professionally. Valerie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Tom.

Get Social! Follow Valerie on Twitter: @Wolfiesmom and on Facebook

Character Bio

Melanie is a 40something, recently divorced mother of two college-aged children, Jenna and Will. She met her former husband Anders in college, and dropped out when she became pregnant with Will. Her ex shocks her by becoming engaged to Kim, a girl half her age (her fake age, that is). Melanie recently wrote a book called 200 Things Every Woman Should Do before She Dies. She's an eternal optimist and fiercely loyal to her friends, soap actress Victoria and eyebrow stylist Joy, and together they navigate Cleveland… and its men.

Hot in Cleveland TV Schedule

Wednesday
September 24
8:30pm
The Man That Got Away
It's the big day of Victoria's wedding to incarcerated movie star Emmet Lawson. Elka helps Joy reunite with her baby daddy, who she hasn't seen in thirty two years. Guest star: Craig Ferguson
TV-PG
9:00pm
Stayin' Alive
After Victoria's husband, Emmet, escapes prison, Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. When they arrive, they discover the hideout is double-booked with other criminals.
Guest stars: Cedric The Entertainer, Georgia Engel, Dave Foley, Ken Jeong, D.W. Moffett, Albert Tsai, Alex Trebek
TV-PG
9:30pm
Surprise
Since Victoria's husband's disappearance, the women have been monitored closely by an FBI agent (Thomas Lennon). Melanie tells Alec (Jay Harrington) that she's pregnant and Joy discovers she's now irresistible to men.
Guest Stars: Jaime Pressly, Jay Harrington, Thomas Lennon, Thomas Anthony James, Ryan Culver
TV-PG
Thursday
September 25
8:36pm
Dr. Who
Joy's baby daddy, Simon (Craig Ferguson), meets his son and grandson for the very first time as they pretend to be a happy family to get Wilbur into a prestigious pre-school. Melanie and Elka (Betty White) try to find the perfect doctor.
Guest Stars: Craig Ferguson, Angela Kinsey, Jason Kravits, Michael McMillian
TV-PG
Friday
September 26
8:36pm
The Undead
Elka (Betty White) throws a fake funeral for Victoria so she can join her husband in hiding. Her nemesis, Susan Lucci attends. Simon (Craig Ferguson) and Joy face a dilemma in their relationship.
Guest Stars: Craig Ferguson, Susan Lucci, Matt Iseman, David Cheaney, Laird MacIntosh
TV-PG