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Betty White lands Hot in Cleveland

Veteran actress Betty White has signed to co-star in Hot in Cleveland.

Veteran actress Betty White has signed to co-star in Hot in Cleveland.

The 88-year-old actress was previously cast only for the pilot of the TV Land sitcom. She's now been bumped up to a series regular on the show, which starts its 10-episode season in June.

She joins Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, who play three eccentric friends from Los Angeles who unexpectedly wind up in Cleveland. They decide to stay when they realize the locals consider them glamorous. White plays the feisty caretaker of the house they share.

An Emmy winner for her portrayal of Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, White's career has seen a revival that includes a gig hosting Saturday Night Live on May 8. Her fans ran a campaign on Facebook, attracting nearly 500,000 supporters urging the show to make her a host

The former regular on The Mary Tyler Moore Show will also guest star in the May season finale of ABC's The Middle. She'll play a school librarian who confronts one of the show's characters about his failure to return overdue books.

In January, White received a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.

With files from The Associated Press