Actress Valerie Bertinelli is preparing to share her favourite recipes with fans on her own U.S. TV show. The Valerie Bertinelli Project, which will premiere in September (14), will feature the star and her husband preparing their favourite dishes for their friends and celebrity neighbours, according to Variety.com.
This isn't the first food-based project for the Hot in Cleveland star - in 2012, she released a cookbook titled One Dish at a Time.
She was also the spokesperson for weightloss programme Jenny Craig in 2009.
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It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since Charlie Sheen's Ricky Vaughn emerged from the bullpen to the strains of "Wild Thing" to help the Cleveland Indians win a division title. Coming out during an era of more high minded baseball movies like Bull Durham and Field of Dreams, Major League was pure goofy fun… more interested in laughs than in the game's potential life lessons.
For many baseball fans, an annual viewing of Major League is as much a part of spring as Opening Day. As with Caddyshack, there are fans that can quote the movie's best lines from memory. Even if you have your own home shrine to voodoo god Jobu, here are some fun facts about the movie that you might not know:
1. Although the movie is set in Cleveland, the scenes inside the ballpark were shot at Milwaukee's old County Stadium. Bob Uecker, who played announcer Harry Doyle, has really worked in Milwaukee since 1971 as the play-by-play man for the hometown Brewers... a fact that writer-director David S. Ward didn't know when he cast him. He had based the casting strictly on Uecker's work on the sitcom Mr. Belvedere and in a series of Miller Lite commercials (if you look closely, that's the beer that Doyle is drinking in the movie).
2. Sheen really was a pitcher in high school for Santa Monica High. He now claims that he took steroids prior to doing the movie so that his fastball would be more realistic. Dennis Haysbert, who later became famous as President David Palmer on 24 and played Cuban slugger Pedro Cerrano, was a football and basketball player in high school before switching to fencing at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
3. Haysbert's hitting as Cerrano looked real because it was. Even though he didn't play baseball past Little League, Haysbert actually cleared the fences multiple times during filming.
4. Despite playing a speedy outfielder in the movie, Wesley Snipes was so slow that they ended up showing him running in slow motion in the film to provide the illusion of speed.
5. The original ending featured the scheming owner played by Margaret Whitton — the widow of the beloved former owner — as secretly being behind the team's winning, with her devious threats meant to bring the boys together. When test audiences hated it, they reshot it to keep her as the bad guy.
6. Entourage's Jeremy Piven shot multiple scenes for the movie, playing a bench player who likes to heckle the opposing team. When they started editing, they realized that the scenes didn't work, so they completely cut his character from the film.
7. Prior to making her film debut as Lynn Wells, the ex-girlfriend of Tom Berenger's character, Rene Russo was known primarily as one of the top models of the '70s. A Los Angeles native, one of Russo's classmates growing up was sitcom-star-turned-director Ron Howard.
6. Pete Vuckovich, who plays evil Yankees first baseman Clu Haywood, was actually a star Major League pitcher who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1982. Playing largely in games with a designated hitter, Vuckovich only rarely batted during his career.
7. According to Ward, during the celebration scene at the end where Corbin Bernsen's third baseman Roger Dorn punches Sheen for sleeping with his wife, Bernsen actually connected with the shot, leaving a welt on Sheen's face.
8. Neil Flynn, who went on to bigger roles on television as the Janitor in Scrubs and a suburban father in The Middle, plays one of the long-suffering Cleveland fans complaining about the state of the team.
9. Flynn and Stacy Carroll, who plays Dorn's wife who has revenge sex with Ricky, both also appeared in a short-lived TV show called Sable, which starred Russo as the girlfriend of a children's book writer who transforms into a superhero at night.
10. The song that plays at the beginning of the movie is "Burn On" by Randy Newman. Written in 1972, it is an ode to an incident in 1969 when the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire due to an oil slick and other debris floating in the polluted water.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is filled — and I mean jam-packed — with genre-bending, action-heavy, sportily tense and relentlessly sinuous, sky-high-concept and maniacally bonkers stuff. Polygonal mayhem that aims, and impressively so, to top the Marvel lot in ideas, deconstructing every thriller staple from government corruption to talking computers to odd couple agents gone rogue. But oddly enough, the moment in the Cap sequel that I find most arresting several weeks after seeing the film is our peaceful reunion with Steve Rogers, trotting merrily around the Washington Monument as the sun rises on our nation's capital.
The scene is shot from far overhead, a low pulse/high spirits Chris Evans reduced to a shapeless blur as he repeatedly (but politely!) laps fellow jogger and veteran Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie)... and yet it might be the closest we feel to Cap throughout the movie.
The Winter Soldier has a lot to worry about in the delivery of its content. Managing a plot as ambitious and multifaceted as its own, with themes as grand as the scope of the American mentality — as represented by Steve Rogers, raised in the good old days of gee-golly-jingoism — it doesn't always have the faculties to devote to humanizing its central troupe. Cap isn't left hollow, but his battles with the dark cloud of contemporary skepticism play more like an intriguing Socratic discussion than an emotional arc. Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, a character who ran circles around her Avengers co-players in flavor, feels a bit shortchanged in that department here (in her closest thing to a starring role yet, no less).
Mackie's Falcon, a regular joe who is roped into the calamity thanks largely to his willingness to chat with a fellow runner — a rare skill, honestly — is less of a problem. He doesn't have much to do, but he does it all well enough. Dynamic though he may be, Mackie keeps things bridled as Cap's ad-hoc sidekick, playing up the along-for-the-ride shtick rather than going full (or even half) superhero. We might want more from him, knowing just how fun he can be, but it's a sating dose. The real hunger is for more in the way of Black Widow, Cap, and — perhaps most of all — the titular villain.
Still, these palpable holes pierce through a film that gets plenty right. As elegantly as Joe Johnston did the Spielberg thing back in 2011, Joe and Anthony Russo take on the ballots of post-innocence. They aren't afraid to get wild and weird, taking The Winter Soldier through valleys that feel unprecedented in superhero cinema. We're grateful for the invention here — for Robert Redford's buttoned-up Tom Clancy villain, for the directors' aggressive tunneling through a wide underworld of subterranean corruption, and especially for one scene in an army bunker that amounts to the most charmingly bats**t crazy reveal in any Marvel movie yet. We might be most grateful, though, for a new take on Nick Fury; here, the franchise gives Samuel L. Jackson his best material by a mile.
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But in the absence of definitive work done in our heroing couple, a pair rich in fibers but relegated to broad strokes and easy quips in this turn, most of it amounts to a fairly good spy thriller, not an ace-in-the-whole neo-superhero masterpiece... which, justly or otherwise, is what we've come to expect and demand from these things.
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Veteran actress Valerie Bertinelli has been forced to put her exercise regime on hold after breaking her foot earlier this year (14). The Hot In Cleveland star, 53, has struggled with weight issues for years and previously regained her figure by adopting a strict work out plan and relying on the help of nutritionists at diet firm Jenny Craig, for which she served as a spokesmodel.
However, Bertinelli admits she has been letting herself go a little in recent months as she waits for her foot to fully heal.
She tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams, "I broke my foot at the beginning of the year so it's been a little hard for me to work out, so you feel the weight creeping back on and there's not much you can do about it except bring your portion sizes way down, and I'm not about to do that! So I just need to get moving more, but I feel good... I just want this foot to get better already."
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With a quick and heavy stomp, LeBron James crushed our dreams and debunked rumors of a possible Space Jam sequel. For the uninitiated, Space Jam is a fondly remembered kid's film from 1996 that featured the clumsy mash-up of NBA star Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. The film retold the story of Michael Jordan's brief retirement and transition from professional basketball to professional baseball, back to professional basketball, except with Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck in tow. The news, which feels like it was brought to life through the sheer will of about a million 20-somethings, came about when Deadline reported that Charlie and Willie Ebersol, sons of legendary broadcaster Dick Ebersol, were set to produce a sequel to the 1996 hit, with James at its center. But James denied having any knowledge of the project at all, telling the Sun Sentinel, "It's news to me. I haven't heard anything about it. Like I said, I've always loved Space Jam. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great." And with that, the dream is over. Even though the kid in me is mourning the loss of something that never actually existed in the first place, the adult in me wonders if a Space Jam movie with LeBron James would even work in 2014.
The thing is, Space Jam was a quintessential '90s thing in so many ways. It was so much a product of that particular time and cultural zeitgeist that it couldn't possibly work in this day and age, no matter how much your heart might want it. For one thing, Looney Tunes doesn't have the same cultural foothold that it did even in the mid '90s. While the '90s kids were certainly several decades removed from Mel Blanc's heyday, the original Looney Tunes shorts still enjoyed regular reruns on Cartoon Network, so many of the children back then were well acquainted with the exploits of Bugs Bunny and the gang. Nowadays, those old school Looney Tunes reruns have been shuffled off the network in favor of modern cartoons, and sadly, many kids will never know the simple pleasures of the "Wabbit season! Duck season!" gag. And while there was a short-lived modern iteration of the characters called The Looney Tunes Show, it only aired for two seasons. Besides that, our kids' attention spans are being stretched by an almost infinite amount of distractions, and they seem downright allergic to anything animated in two dimensions in a movie theater.
And just as Looney Tunes isn't the same as it was in '96, the NBA isn't either. In the '90s, Michael Jordan's reign over professional basketball propped the sport up to unimaginable heights. Jordan wasn't simply a basketball player, but a one-man cultural phenomenon. The entire world stopped to watch Jordan and the rest of his Chicago Bulls squad run the rest of the NBA ragged. His sheer dominance lifted the entire sport into mainstream consciousness, and the same can't be said about LeBron James and today's NBA. While James is by and large the NBA's most popular current player, coming off of two championships with the Miami Heat and eyeing a third, he has never reached the same realm of cultural ubiquity as Michael Jordan. The '90s were the decade where everyone wanted to be "like Mike," and LeBron (or any other NBA player) has never enjoyed anything close to that same level of adoration. It also doesn't help that some corners of the basketball world still view LeBron James as a villain rather than the hero. For as long as James stays in the league, to some people, he will always be the man that left his Cleveland for Miami. And even as the more rational members of society have cooled off that impression since 2010, some will always hold "The Decision" against him.
So, with Looney Tunes quickly slipping out of kids' minds, and the NBA simply not enjoying the popularity it once did, it seems like the idea of a Space Jam sequel was doomed from the start. Even though LeBron James is a wonderfully gifted basketball player, and might even have better on-screen presence than Michael Jordan did, the timing is all wrong. In any case, maybe the joy of Space Jam was the novelty and sheer inexplicability of it all. The idea of the biggest athlete of the decade staring in a half animated, half-live action retelling of his return to the NBA with cartoon characters from the 1940s and Bill Murray is completely bonkers when you think about it. It was product born out of very particular mid-'90s mind frame, and ir became a cultural touchstone almost despite how profoundly silly it is. Maybe it's best that we leave Space Jam in the past.
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Kevin Costner, the man who has played roles in baseball movies like Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game and Tin Cup (Yes, golf is a sport) is now playing a different type of sports character - a front office man in Draft Day, which will be coming out in April. It's about time - though it will be interesting to see if he succeeds.
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While I'm not saying Costner is old, he will be 60 in a little over a year, and he is aging gracefully. Other actors, like Harrison Ford are doing it - Ford played Branch Rickey in 42 (then again, Ford is also appearing in The Expendables 3). Like many athletes, he is shifting from his playing days to management. It's like Crash Davis has moved into a front office position, except it's football. His character is determined to get the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, no matter what.
The ironic thing in all this is the choice of the franchise that Costner's character is in charge of: the Cleveland Browns. This has been one of the most downtrodden franchises of all time. Their fans have seen everything from Earnest Byner's Fumble to their owner Art Modell taking the franchise to Baltimore and then having to have the league award them an expansion team to be able to have football again. They have never won a Super Bowl and their team was particularly dreadful again in 2013 (in fact, they just fired their head coach after only one season in that position). So it seems almost cruel to have this larger than life character of Costner's take on the role of the team's general manager.
In fact, it's not just football that has left the city of Cleveland wanting - it's all sports. Their basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers were annual punching bags for Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in the 1980s and '90s (not going to go into that whole LeBron James and The Decision thing either - that would require about 5,000 words) and the Indians have not won a World Series since '48, a time that keeps receding further and further in time's rear view mirror. They don't even have an NHL team. So the citizens have had to turn to the theater to see their teams win in Major League and Major League II.
The movie itself should be great - Ivan Reitman is directing it and the rest of the cast is strong, with Jennifer Garner, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews (of course!), Denis Leary and Frank Langella also appearing. The problem is that Browns fans would likely expect that were Costner's character to get the pick, whoever he selected would probably get hit by a bus in the very next scene.
At least Costner didn't decide to play the general manager of the Chicago Cubs.
It’s been said that lightning doesn’t strike twice. But how have the following actresses been able to star on more than two successful shows? With so many actresses cursed to star on failed TV shows, these actresses all seem to have the golden touch to make a series last. They have all been series regulars on television shows that have taken off and lasted insanely long ... in some cases unnecessarily long.
Thorne-Smith has bright blue eyes, a slightly raspy voice, and a general likable folksiness. She starred in Melrose Place from day one. Despite initial bumps in the road, the series went on to last seven seasons partly because of her on-again/off-again relationship with Andrew Shue (who was never heard from again). Ally McBeal became a huge must-see series with the insane antics of an off-beat law firm. It lasted five seasons and launched the careers of Calista Flockhart, Lucy Liu, Jane Krakowski, and Portia de Rossi. Then despite all sense of rhyme or reason, According to Jim managed to last eight seasons.
Garth managed to do the impossible. She was on both a series and its reboot and both did extremely well. She was on the wildly successful Beverly Hills 90210 and managed to star on the show for a startling ten seasons. When the series was rebooted, she was the anchor to tie the new series, 90210, to the original. She didn’t stay on the series, but it did go on to last a respectable five seasons. This is a great achievement considering the number of television channels grew exponentially since the original series hit the airwaves. She also played Amanda Bynes’ older sister for the five season run of What I Like About You.
Malick has the perfect blend of beauty, brains, and comedic genius that it’s no wonder she can help keep a series on the air. She has done a million guest spots but has helped more than a few series find their groove. She starred on HBO’s T&A comedy Dream On with Brian Benben. It lasted six seasons, which is a lot for a series on premium cable in the early '90s. She then starred in the eight seasons of NBC’s Just Shoot Me. Now, she’s currently lending her magic to Hot in Cleveland, already in its fifth season.
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Did someone say magic? Combs is best be remembered for playing Piper, a witch that could freeze time on Charmed for eight seasons. The series held the record for the longest running series with an all-female cast until it was eclipsed by Desperate Housewives. Combs started her career playing Kimberly Brock on the David E. Kelly series Picket Fences, which lasted a respectable four seasons. She is currently starring on Pretty Little Liars. It has five seasons under its belt and shows no sign of ending anytime soon.
Cuoco is plucky, pretty, and a great addition to any television show. Cuoco starred on 8 Simple Rules which survived a notable name change and the loss of comedic genius John Ritter, and lasted a respectable three seasons. She also joined the cast for the final season of Charmed without causing a jump the shark situation. She has done voice-over work on shows like Brandy & Mr. Whiskers and 6Teen which have lasted more than one season. Most notably, she is starring on The Big Bang Theory. It’s in its seventh season and still going strong.
Sagal is the definitive actress with the magic touch. She has managed the impossible more than once. She starred in Married With Children which helped launch the Fox network. She starred on 8 Simple Rules with Cuoco, and helped the series survive. She lent her lovely voice to Futurama as the voice of one-eyed beauty Turanga Leela. The sci-fi animated series went on to last seven seasons, four movies, and multiple cancellations. She’s currently flexing her dramatic muscle in FX’s dark biker drama, Sons of Anarchy as matriarch Gemma Morrow. Not only is she great at playing a mother, she’s great at being a mother to a successful series.
Seth MacFarlane can do no wrong in the eyes of Fox. His juggernaut, Family Guy, leads the Sunday night lineup (sorry, The Simpsons has been watered down for quite some time) and American Dad is a strong supporting show. MacFarlane's Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show finished with 88 episodes and now Dads recently got the green light to return.
Dads hasn't been well received by some, citing racist and low-brow jokes. Had this been anybody else's show, it would be dead. Another casualty, maybe even a mid-season cancellation. But because MacFarlane is the mastermind behind Dads, Fox gives it life.
Perhaps Fox thinks it will catch on the same way Family Guy did. Look, the power of MacFarlane is undeniable. He turned water into wine with Ted, a movie about a lovable, foul-mouthed teddy bear. A talking bear was a unique idea and all of MacFarlane’s animated shows had that niche working in their favor.
Dads has no such element. Seth Green is the face of the show, but honestly, as a physical actor, Green hasn't had real success since playing Oz in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has had guest appearances, but only for a few episodes (dude was a punk on Entourage). Green is a tremendous voice actor and has a ton of work to his credit. The microphone is his bread and butter; otherwise audiences end up with Greg the Bunny. Remember that show? Right, nobody does.
Fox must be hoping against hope that Dads emulates the Family Guy formula. Remember, Family Guy got axed then resurrected; not too many shows can make that claim. But it also had a strong following, something that Dads clearly does not.
The pre-votes are in, and we finally have the nominee list for the 2014 People's Choice Awards thanks to the People's Choice blog. And man, oh, man is it a hefty list.
With a total of 58 categories, the awards show covers music, movies, and television with categories from "Favorite Action Movie Star" to "Favorite TV Anti-Hero" to "Favorite TV Bromance." This year's top contenders are Glee (with 8 nods), Katy Perry (5 nods), and Sandra Bullock (5 nods). And don't worry about Bullock's Gravity co-star George Clooney feeling left out — the two of them snagged a nod for "Favorite Duo." (You already know what we think about their magical pairing.)
We've got the entire list of nominees for you... have fun scrolling!
Favorite MovieDespicable Me 2Fast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Monsters UniversityStar Trek Into Darkness
Favorite Movie ActorChanning TatumHugh JackmanJohnny DeppLeonardo DiCaprioRobert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie ActressGwyneth PaltrowJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Movie DuoChris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)
Favorite Action MovieFast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Star Trek Into DarknessThe WolverineWorld War Z
Favorite Action Movie StarBrad PittChanning TatumHugh JackmanRobert Downey Jr.Vin Diesel
Favorite Comedic MovieGrown Ups 2The Hangover Part IIIThe HeatInstructions Not IncludedWe’re the Millers
Favorite Comedic Movie ActorAdam SandlerBradley CooperChris RockJames FrancoZach Galifianakis
Favorite Comedic Movie ActressEmma WatsonJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Dramatic MovieCaptain PhillipsGravityThe Great GatsbyLee Daniels’ The ButlerPrisoners
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActorChanning TatumChris HemsworthHugh JackmanLeonardo DiCaprioRyan Gosling
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActressAmy AdamsEmma StoneHalle BerryOprah WinfreySandra Bullock
Favorite Family MovieDespicable Me 2Monsters UniversityOz the Great and PowerfulPercy Jackson: Sea of MonstersThe Smurfs 2
Favorite Horror MovieCarrieThe ConjuringHansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersInsidious: Chapter 2Mama
Favorite Thriller MovieA Good Day to Die HardThe CallNow You See MeRed 2White House Down
Favorite Network TV Comedy2 Broke GirlsThe Big Bang TheoryGleeHow I Met Your MotherModern Family
Favorite Comedic TV ActorChris ColferDarren CrissJesse Tyler FergusonJim ParsonsNeil Patrick Harris
Favorite Comedic TV ActressJane LynchKaley CuocoLea MicheleMelissa McCarthyZooey Deschanel
Favorite Network TV DramaChicago FireThe Good WifeGrey’s AnatomyNashvilleParenthood
Favorite Dramatic TV ActorJim CaviezelJosh CharlesKevin BaconMark HarmonPatrick Dempsey
Favorite Dramatic TV ActressJulianna MarguliesMariska HargitayPauley PerretteSandra OhStana Katic
Favorite Actor in a New TV SeriesAndy SambergJonathan Rhys MeyersJoseph MorganMichael J. FoxRobin Williams
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAllison JanneyAnna FarisMing-Na WenRebel WilsonSarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite TV Crime DramaBonesCastleCriminal MindsThe MentalistNCIS
Favorite Competition TV ShowAmerica’s Got TalentDancing with the StarsMasterChefThe VoiceThe X Factor
Favorite Cable TV ComedyAwkward.Cougar TownHot in ClevelandMelissa & JoeyPsych
Favorite Cable TV DramaDownton AbbeyPretty Little LiarsSons of AnarchyThe Walking DeadWhite Collar
Favorite Premium Cable TV ShowCalifornicationGame of ThronesGirlsHomelandTrue Blood
Favorite Cable TV ActressAngie HarmonClaire DanesCourteney CoxLucy HaleMaggie Smith
Favorite TV Anti-HeroDexter Morgan (Dexter)Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)Norman Bates (Bates Motel)Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Favorite TV BromanceBlaine & Sam (Glee)Ryan & Esposito (Castle)Sam, Dean & Castiel (Supernatural)Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj (The Big Bang Theory)Ted, Marshall & Barney (How I Met Your Mother)
Favorite TV Gal PalsCaroline & Max (2 Broke Girls)Lily & Robin (How I Met Your Mother)Meredith & Cristina (Grey’s Anatomy)Penny, Bernadette & Amy (The Big Bang Theory)Rachel & Santana (Glee)
Favorite On-Screen ChemistryCastle & Beckett (Castle)Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries)Derek & Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)Emma & Hook (Once Upon A Time)Kurt & Blaine (Glee)
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ShowBeauty and the BeastOnce Upon A TimeSupernaturalThe Vampire DiariesThe Walking Dead
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorAndrew LincolnIan SomerhalderJared PadaleckiJensen AcklesStephen Amell
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressEmilia ClarkeGinnifer GoodwinKristin KruekNina DobrevTatiana Maslany
Favorite TV Movie/MiniseriesAmerican Horror StoryBehind the CandelabraThe BibleSharknadoThe White Queen
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)Ellen DeGeneresKelly Ripa & Michael StrahanDr. Phil McGrawRachael RaySteve Harvey
Favorite New Talk Show HostArsenio HallBethenny FrankelJenny McCarthyQueen LatifahRoss Mathews
Favorite Late Night Talk Show HostConan O’BrienDavid LettermanJimmy FallonJimmy KimmelStephen Colbert
Favorite Streaming SeriesArrested DevelopmentBetween Two Ferns with Zach GalifianakisHouse of CardsLosing It with John StamosOrange Is the New Black
Favorite Series We Miss Most30 RockBreaking BadDexterFringeThe Office
Favorite New TV ComedyBrooklyn Nine-NineThe Crazy OnesDadsThe GoldbergsThe Michael J. Fox ShowThe MillersMomSean Saves the WorldSuper Fun NightTrophy Wife
Favorite New TV DramaMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.BetrayalThe BlacklistDraculaHostagesOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandThe OriginalsReignSleepy HollowThe Tomorrow People
Favorite Male ArtistAviciiBlake SheltonBruno MarsJustin TimberlakeMichael Bublé
Favorite Female ArtistBritney SpearsDemi LovatoKaty PerryP!nkSelena Gomez
Favorite Breakout ArtistAriana GrandeAustin MahoneIcona PopImagine DragonsLorde
Favorite Pop ArtistBritney SpearsBruno MarsDemi LovatoJustin TimberlakeKaty Perry
Favorite Country ArtistThe Band PerryBlake SheltonCarrie UnderwoodLady AntebellumTaylor Swift
Favorite Country Music IconAlan JacksonGeorge StraitTim McGrawToby KeithWillie Nelson
Favorite Hip-Hop ArtistDrakeJay ZKanye WestLil WayneMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite R&B ArtistAlicia KeysCiaraJustin TimberlakeRihannaRobin Thicke
Favorite BandImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionOneRepublicParamore
Favorite Alternative BandFall Out BoyImagine DragonsMumford & SonsMuseParamore
Favorite SongJust Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)Roar (Katy Perry)When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)
Favorite AlbumThe 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)Bangerz (Miley Cyrus)Based on a True Story… (Blake Shelton)Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)To Be Loved (Michael Bublé)
Favorite Music VideoBest Song Ever (One Direction)Heart Attack (Demi Lovato)Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Roar (Katy Perry)Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
Favorite Music Fan FollowingBritney Army (Britney Spears)Directioners (One Direction)KatyCats (Katy Perry)Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)Lovatics (Demi Lovato)
We're impressed you read the whole list.
The 40th annual show will be hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings on CBS on Jan. 8 at 9 PM. Final voting ends on Dec. 5.
Finally, after that long dry spell to follow her sharing train cookies with Lily, we get some mileage out of Cristin Milioti. It's post-narrative flash-forward mileage, but at least it's something.
The well has run dry on character development for Ted. At this point, all he is is... waiting. Waiting to believe in love again (or does he believe in it wholeheartedly this week? It kind of ebbs and flows with whatever the episode calls for), and waiting for that love to come his way. Now that we have a face attached to the intangible idea of "the Mother," we can get a little bit more excited about his melodramatic groans. But even more exciting than whatshername's meeting with Ted is her meeting with everyone else. We know, thanks to extra-curricular research, that she'll meet every other member of the group prior to Teddy Westside. Her initial encounter with Lily was fine at best, but Lily's the "sane" one. Milioti coming into contact with Barney, Marshall, and Robin (probably in that chronological order, if we want to think about this stream with accelerating significance) is bound to be a lot of laughs.
And speaking of the rest of the troupe, "Lighthouse" deals with moreover interesting material involving longstanding psychological problems. More prominently, we have Robin, whose parental traumas are so deeply rooted that the mere mention of her mother — before even the Future Ted interjection spelling out just how weird a phenomenon this is — feels like a weird phenomenon. For the past few weeks, Robin has been feuding with Barney's mom Loretta, and tosses a jab her way in regards to her world famous scrambled eggs, asserting that her own mother makes better eggs.
Just as the inception of the Robin-Loretta warfare might have proved an appropriate venue to really dig into Miss Scherbatsky's piercing mommy/daddy issues, "Lighthouse" presents the opportunity and snatches it away from us. Robin's mother, at the very last minute, phones her daughter to reveal that she won't be at the wedding. The show uses the canon of Robin's mom being afraid to fly as the reason, although this does seem like a cop-out. There are plenty of Scherbatsky fissues to offer a more substantial, more painful reason for Robin's mom not making it to the ceremony. But instead of treating this as a window into Robin's festering pains, the show just uses it to bridge the gap between Robin and Loretta, the latter kicking on her maternal instincts to comfort her new daughter-in-law in her time of need.
But there is one piece of noteworthy character development in this episode, and not a particularly favorable one: at the behest of Daphne, Marshall drops his longstanding "nice guy" identity, stranding Ted's step-father Clint (who hitched a ride with the two of them after Marshall and Daphne stopped at Ted's mom's house in Cleveland to grab a meal and an embarrassing childhood picture of Ted) in the woods and seizing control of the trip. Now, we've often commended Marshall as being the only halfway decent human being among the troupe. But if Daphne's words really got through to him, if he's really now the sort of a**hole who would abandon a family friend in the middle of nowhere without so much as a warning, then we might have to bid adieu to the last speck of humanity in this show.
At least we got a callback to the "I Wanna Be" gag though, which, while predictable, was quite funny.
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Everyone's favorite soft-spoken neighbor, Cleveland Brown, is on the move after he decides it is time for him and Cleveland Jr. to leave Quahog and go west. On their way to California, the duo makes a pit stop in Cleveland's hometown of Stool Bend, VA, where he reunites with his old high school crush, Donna Tubbs. Although she comes with baggage in the form of a rebellious teenage daughter and a sharp-tongued 5-year-old son, Cleveland is still in love with Donna and is determined to start a new life.
Episode 2. Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance
(AIR DATE 10/04/2009)
Cleveland tries to make inroads with his new stepdaughter Roberta by asking her to accompany him to the school's father/daughter dance. The evening seems to be going smoothly until Cleveland has a mishap with the family pet and kills his chances of being accepted by his new kids.
Episode 3. The One about Friends
(AIR DATE 10/11/2009)
Cleveland is concerned that Cleveland Jr. has no friends, so he invites his neighbor Lester's son Ernie to their house. A neglected Ernie becomes too attached to the family, leaving Cleveland to call child services to have Ernie taken back home. When the plan backfires, Cleveland helps Lester get his son back.
Episode 4. Birth of a Salesman
(AIR DATE 10/18/2009)
When Cleveland needs a new job, Tim hooks him up at Waterman Cable. However, when Cleveland becomes the top salesman, Tim is green with envy and wishes for bad things to happen to Cleveland. But when Cleveland comes up on some bad luck and misfortune, Tim has a change of heart.
Episode 5. Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb
(AIR DATE 11/08/2009)
When Cleveland has "the talk" with Roberta, it scares Cleveland Jr. into taking a vow of chastity, but his sworn celibacy may not be all he had hoped for when he overhears Cleveland making fun of him. Meanwhile, Rollo shows an interest in attending church.
Episode 6. A Brown Thanksgiving
(AIR DATE 11/22/2009)
Cleveland celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family, including his own parents Cookie and Freight Train as well as Donna's Auntie Momma who all make a surprise visit to shake things up in Stoolbend. However, the holiday gets complicated when Roberta and Federline decide to celebrate on their own, and Cleveland discovers a surprising secret about Auntie Momma that changes his impression of her forever.
Episode 7. From Bed to Worse
(AIR DATE 11/29/2009)
Cleveland and Donna are excited to have the house to themselves when Cleveland Jr. and Roberta go on a school trip to Washington, D.C., but a disgruntled Rallo will do whatever it takes to keep Cleveland and Donna apart. Meanwhile, Roberta's partying gets out of control and Cleveland Jr. comes to her rescue.
Episode 8. A Cleveland Brown Christmas
(AIR DATE 12/13/2009)
When Cleveland fills in as Santa Claus at his office holiday party, he has one too many eggnogs and lets the truth slip about Rallo's father. With Rallo's admiration for his dad destroyed, Cleveland tries to reconnect father and son in an attempt to save Rallo's Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Roberta becomes an animal rights activist and tries to save a reindeer.
Episode 9. Field of Streams
(AIR DATE 01/03/2010)
After a nostalgic flashback to the glory days as his high school's baseball all-star, Cleveland visits; his alma mater to find out there is no longer a team. Principal Wally gives Cleveland one week to raise money to re-build the stadium before the season begins. Cleveland then steps in as head coach and dusts off his retired jersey in an attempt to convince Cleveland Jr. to play ball instead of joining the math club.
Episode 10. Love Rollercoaster
(AIR DATE 01/10/2010)
Roberta's new teacher, Ms. Eck, encourages Roberta to alter her appearance to teach her an important lesson, and Cleveland Jr. befriends the disguised Roberta only to fall in love with her. Meanwhile, Cleveland and the guys set out to invent the next infomercial product.
Episode 11. Our Gang
(AIR DATE 01/31/2010)
Coach Cleveland comes to the rescue of frustrated parents by taking a group of delinquent teens under his wing. With the help of Cleveland Jr., he creates a new club dubbed "The Crazy Eights," and hopes that it will keep the kids on the straight and narrow. However, he is soon mixed up in bad business, and only the "Crazy Eights" can help him out.
Episode 12. Buried Pleasure
(AIR DATE 02/14/2010)
Holt admits to Cleveland that he wishes he had a special someone in his life. Determined to help his lonely friend, Cleveland introduces Holt to Jill, a cat-loving redhead who ends up being more than a handful. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. and Rallo anticipate the "birth" of Rallo's pet fish.
Episode 13. The Curious Case of Jr. Working at The Stool
(AIR DATE 02/21/2010)
Cleveland teaches Junior responsibility by challenging him to get a job, and to his own delight, Cleveland Jr. lands a job working at The Stool. However, when Cleveland Jr. starts commenting on the number of beers his father consumes and sets limits on the guys' time at the bar, a feud erupts between father and son. Meanwhile, Roberta competes with Lacey, the rich girl in school, and gets more than she bargained.
Episode 14. Once Upon a Tyne in New York
(AIR DATE 03/21/2010)
Cleveland and Donna road trip to the Big Apple for an overdue honeymoon, and to Donna's dismay, Cleveland allows the Stoolbend gang to tag along to help Coach McFall rekindle a long lost romance. Although, when Tim finds himself in a compromising situation and Lester's language gets him into trouble, Cleveland is forced to choose between his wife and his friends.
Episode 15. Brown Knight
(AIR DATE 03/28/2010)
When Cleveland and Donna are mugged at an ATM, Cleveland is accidentally wounded in the tussle. By the time, the story hits the local news, the attention goes to Cleveland's head, but Cleveland's version is not the whole story. Meanwhile, Roberta takes advantage of Rallo, who thinks that his sister is dying of a terrible disease.
Episode 16. Gone With the Wind
(AIR DATE 04/11/2010)
When Cleveland is diagnosed with high cholesterol, Donna puts him on a new high-fiber diet, which causes an intestinal backlash. It may stink up the place, but Cleveland quickly realizes his gas might score him a few points in the Broken Stool's karaoke contest. Meanwhile, Quagmire pays a visit to Stool bend to deliver Cleveland some upsetting news.
Episode 17. Brotherly Love
(AIR DATE 05/02/2010)
Acting as his brother's wingman, Rallo gives Cleveland Jr. a few pointers on how to win over the girl of his dreams Chanel. Although when Cleveland Jr. finds out her boyfriend is local rap star Kenny West, he challenges Kenny to an epic Stoolbend rap battle to compete for Chanel's heart.
Episode 18. Brown History Month
(AIR DATE 05/09/2010)
Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. teach Donna and the kids their tradition of celebrating Black History Month. However, when Rallo learns about his heritage at school, he provokes Cleveland into a battle royale with his neighbor.
Episode 19. Cleveland's Angels
(AIR DATE 05/16/2010)
After Cleveland gambles away Roberta's college fund, Kendra discovers that Cleveland was actually cheated out of his money and recruits Donna and Arianna for an undercover mission.
Episode 20. You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown
(AIR DATE 05/23/2010)
Much to his dismay, Cleveland finds out that Cleveland Jr. will inherit all of his ex-wife's belongings and that his parents, Cookie and Freight Train, plan to remarry. To add insult to injury, Freight Train dumps Cleveland as his best man in favor of Donna's ex-husband, Robert. In the end, though, Cleveland steps in to save the day.
Episode 1. Harder, Better, Faster, Browner
(AIR DATE 09/26/2010)
Cleveland tries to teach Kenny West to be a dad and records a track with the young rapper.
Episode 2. Cleveland Live!
(AIR DATE 10/03/2010)
Donna and Cleveland have a special anniversary night planned but no one respects their special moment.
Episode 3. How Cleveland Got His Groove Back
(AIR DATE 10/10/2010)
Cleveland takes a vacation to Africa by way of Hawaii.
Episode 4. It's The Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown
(AIR DATE 11/07/2010)
Cleveland Jr. struggles with the choice between Halloween fun or maturity.
Episode 5. Little Man on Campus
(AIR DATE 11/14/2010)
Cleveland takes a wrong turn in his baseball coaching career when he puts Holt on the team to get the Growlers a state championship.
Episode 6. Fat and Wet
(AIR DATE 11/21/2010)
The rights of the overweight take center stage as Cleveland Jr. and Kendra hope for a world where their weight will not cause them shame.
Episode 7. Another Bad Thanksgiving
(AIR DATE 11/28/2010)
The Browns host Thanksgiving. When Holt finds love, everyone takes a trip to Las Vegas.
Episode 8. Murray Christmas
(AIR DATE 12/05/2010)
Rallo learns a holiday lesson from an aged Jewish man.
Episode 9. Beer Walk!
(AIR DATE 12/05/2010)
Cleveland's laziness and drinking inspires a well-intentioned charity walk.
Episode 10. Ain't Nothin' But Mutoon Bustin'
(AIR DATE 01/09/2011)
Rallo joins the alternative rodeo with Cleveland's encouragement but Cleveland Jr. is jealous.
Episode 11. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta?
(AIR DATE 01/16/2011)
Cleveland tests his fatherly abilities on Roberta.
Episode 12. Like a Boss
(AIR DATE 01/23/2011)
Tim becomes Cleveland's boss at the cable company.
Episode 13. A Short Story and a Tall Tale
(AIR DATE 02/13/2011)
Cleveland and Donna attend the N.B.A. All-Star game.
Episode 14. Terry Unmarried
(AIR DATE 02/20/2011)
Cleveland and Terry have a joint wedding in Vermont in order to make their respective unions legal.
Episode 15. The Blue, The Gray and The Brown
(AIR DATE 03/06/2011)
Cleveland embraces historical preservation in Stoolbend.
Episode 16. The Way the Cookie Crumbles
(AIR DATE 03/13/2011)
Cleveland seeks justice when a his family is the victim of a confidence scheme.
Episode 17. To Live and Die in VA
(AIR DATE 03/20/2011)
Lester chooses to commit suicide when he loses all of his money investing in Cleveland's trucking business, while Rallo starts hanging out in a barbershop.
Episode 18. The Essence of Cleveland
(AIR DATE 04/03/2011)
Donna feels threatened when a former classmate of Cleveland's comes back, sexier than ever, and has designs on capturing Cleveland's "essence."
Episode 19. Ship'rect
(AIR DATE 04/10/2011)
Cleveland joins a team of his friends to compete in a boat race, but when his celebrity hero asks him to join another team, Cleveland's loyalties are tested.
Episode 20. Back To Cool
(AIR DATE 04/17/2011)
Cleveland gets jealous when Cleveland Jr. starts spending time with Donna's cool ex-husband, Robert. To win back his son, Cleveland competes to prove that he is cooler than Robert.
Episode 21. Your Show of Shows
(AIR DATE 05/08/2011)
Rallo raps in a school talent show, but his conservative subject matter doesn't go over well. Cleveland starts his own show on local public access, but when people don't like it he seeks guidance from women's interest talk shows.
Episode 22. Hot Cocoa Bang Bang
(AIR DATE 05/15/2011)
Cleveland takes his family to a comic book convention to promote his comic, but at the convention an old Blaxploitation movie that Donna starred in is screened, shocking Cleveland. Cleveland Jr. is upset that Hollywood has taken over the comic convention, and leads a revolt of geeks to take the convention back.
Cleveland feels bad when he finds out that Peter Griffin came to Stool bend but did not hang out with him, so he takes his other friends on a trip with Ric Flair.
Episode 2. The Hurricane
(AIR DATE 10/02/2011)
Cleveland's family has their vacation plans for a cruise cancelled when Hurricane Flozell strikes, so they stay home and host a cruise in their house.
Episode 3. A Nightmare on Grace Street
(AIR DATE 10/30/2011)
When Cleveland and Rallo both have to come home early after getting scared while at their respective slumber parties, Donna makes them spend the night in a haunted house to prove how brave they both are. Elsewhere, Cleveland's new friend is on a murderous revenge rampage after being rejected by Cleveland and his other friends. Meanwhile, Roberta is stuck in a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf.
Episode 4. Skip Day
(AIR DATE 11/20/2011)
Episode 5. Yemen Party
(AIR DATE 11/27/2011)
When Donna joins a women's support group and starts to complain about how Cleveland treats her, Cleveland dresses up as a woman to infiltrate the group and show Donna how good her life really is. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. and Rallo join forces to stop the playground bully, Rodney.
Episode 6. Sex and the Biddy
(AIR DATE 12/04/2011)
When Rallo's elderly best friend Murray gets a new girlfriend named Hazel, Rallo realizes that Hazel is after Murray's money and tries to save him from making a costly mistake. Meanwhile, Donna tells Cleveland that he's too fat and needs to lose weight, so she signs him up for the gym. But instead of working out, Cleveland takes a lazy short-cut to achieve results.
Episode 7. Die Semi-Hard
(AIR DATE 12/11/2011)
To help pass time while posing in a holiday nativity scene, Cleveland tells his family his own version of one of his favorite holiday stories, "Die Hard." In Cleveland's version, when Waterman Cable Company is taken hostage on Christmas Eve by a group of terrorists, including Tim the Bear, Lester, Federline and Kendra, a barefoot Cleveland wearing a tank-top much like the one Bruce Willis wore in the movie must endure window-shattering shoot-outs and fist fights with his friends to save his wig-wearing wife, Donna, in a parody of the greatest holiday-themed blockbuster movie ever told.
Episode 8. Y Tu Jr. Tambien
(AIR DATE 01/08/2012)
When Jr. starts dating a very attractive young lady, Cleveland gets green with envy and suspicious of her motives. When things start to get too serious between the two young lovers, Cleveland suspects that the young woman is using Jr. to get a green card.
Episode 9. There Goes El Neighborhood
(AIR DATE 01/29/2012)
After getting himself into several cultural misunderstandings with his new and popular Latina neighbor Choni, Cleveland attempts to make amends by demonstrating his knowledge of Latino culture. But Cleveland gets into a bind when he offers to babysit Choni's son and winds up losing him. Meanwhile, Junior sets up his new wife Cecilia on a Valentine's Day date but his jealousy gets the best of him.
Episode 10. Dancing with the Stools
(AIR DATE 02/12/2012)
Determined to claim the first place trophy at the annual "Dancing with the Stools" ballroom dance competition, Donna recruits Cleveland Jr. to be her partner. But their hopes of taking home the big prize miss a beat when Cleveland Jr. professes his love for Donna just moments before their well-rehearsed routine. Meanwhile, Roberta babysits Rallo for a week, and learns that domestic responsibilities are not as easy as they seem.
Episode 11. Brown Magic
(AIR DATE 02/19/2012)
Excited to spend quality father-stepson bonding time with Rallo, Cleveland takes Rallo to his very first magic show, where they get hired to be the opening act. Thanks to Rallo's sharp wit in the role of the puppet, Cleveland and Rallo's ventriloquist act becomes a hit. As their act gets rave reviews by fans and ventriloquist critic Graham Kensington, Rallo grows tired of Cleveland taking all the credit for their success. Not one to be taken for a dummy, Rallo proves that he is the heart of their comedic act.
Episode 12. Til Deaf
(AIR DATE 03/04/2012)
When Donna has a midlife crisis, Cleveland must come up with a clever way to sneak off with his buddies on a hunting trip without her finding out. But a hunting accident leaves Cleveland slightly deaf, and his scheme to agree to all of Donna's ideas backfires when she makes a drastic life change and decides to go back to school. Meanwhile, Junior is up for an easy reelection as Student Body President, until Roberta decides to run against him.
Episode 13. Das Shrimp Boot
(AIR DATE 03/11/2012)
Cleveland relies on energy supplements to keep himself awake in order to work overtime and earn enough vacation time to go on a Spring Break cruise with his family. But when his energy pill addiction forces him into rehab and his desperate attempt to escape to the cruise liner goes wrong, he finds himself held hostage by pirates threatening the safety of those aboard the ship, including his own family.
Episode 14. March Dadness
(AIR DATE 03/18/2012)
Rallo's viewing of Tim Gunn's reality show is interrupted when Cleveland decides to watch the college basketball tournament with Freight Train, but he quickly becomes frustrated when Freight Train enjoys spending quality bonding time with Cleveland Jr. instead. Once Cleveland learns the real reason behind Freight Train's cold attitude, he is determined to find a new father figure and goes head-to-head against his dad and Cleveland Jr. in the two-man golf tournament. Meanwhile, Rallo purchases a fancy sports car, but his speedy ride with his buddies takes a dangerous drive off-course.
Episode 15. The Men in Me
(AIR DATE 03/25/2012)
Cleveland is labeled "The Whitest Man in America" after he wins a dance competition for the chance to attend a pop sensation's concert. Unable to shake off his new reputation, Cleveland is determined to understand his roots and where he came from. Everything starts to make sense when he is reunited with his former nanny Barbara, a high class woman with a taste for refined culture. But even though Cleveland's nanny influenced many of his interests growing up, Cleveland finally learns that happiness comes from being comfortable in your own skin.
Episode 16. Frapp Attack
(AIR DATE 04/01/2012)
Cleveland makes Donna jealous when he gets too close to his spontaneous female co-worker Tina. Later, Rallo and Cleveland Jr. shoot footage of Cleveland's workplace high jinks and create a music video that goes viral and catches the attention of a big time music producer. But the tables turn when the producer professes his love for Donna.
Episode 17. American Prankster
(AIR DATE 04/15/2012)
One of Rallo's pranks goes too far and gets Cleveland Jr. kicked out of the scouts. So Cleveland takes matters into his own hands, and threatens to send Rallo to juvenile detention.
Episode 18. B.M.O.C
(AIR DATE 04/29/2012)
It's Homecoming Weekend at Cleveland's alma mater, so he volunteers to accompany Roberta on a college visit as an excuse to relive his crazy college days. But when Cleveland's fraternity chapter gives him a less-than-brotherly welcome, Roberta comes to the rescue and discovers a bright future in higher education. Meanwhile, Rallo helps Cleveland Jr. learn to sleep without his beloved stuffed animal.
Episode 19. Jesus Walks
(AIR DATE 04/29/2012)
Devout church choir girl Vanessa catches Cleveland Jr.'s eye, and he eagerly volunteers to go on a church trip to be in her good graces. Vanessa's fellow choir member, Hunter, confronts him for going to church for the wrong reasons, but the tables turn when Vanessa winds up being a handful for the boys. Meanwhile, Donna's ex-boyfriend returns home from Iraq and discovers that she is married.
Episode 20. Flush of Genius
(AIR DATE 05/06/2012)
Cleveland Jr. profiles his dad for a report on his favorite American, but when Cleveland falls off the toilet and suffers a concussion, he loses Cleveland Jr.'s admiration. Meanwhile, Rallo gets excited when he realizes he's grown tall enough to ride his favorite roller coaster.
Episode 21. Mama Drama
(AIR DATE 05/13/2012)
Hoping to lift Donna's spirits on Mother's Day, Cleveland hires an actress to play Donna's estranged mother, Dee Dee Tubbs. But when an unexpected event leads the real Dee Dee to find Cleveland, he stages one last effort to reunite Donna with her mother, and the unlikely meeting helps the two women forge a new mother-daughter bond.
Episode 22. All You Can Eat
(AIR DATE 05/20/2012)
Roberta gives Cleveland Jr. a makeover, and his stylish new look provides him with the confidence to approach Daisy, a misfit who catches his attention. But when Daisy mistakes Cleveland Jr. for a woman, they decide to make a statement and go to the prom as a gay couple. Meanwhile, Cleveland's authority as his favorite snack food's ultimate expert is threatened by another fan.
Episode 1. Escape from Goochland
(AIR DATE 10/07/2012)
On a Halloween-themed night, Cleveland and the gang visit their rival high school in Goochland for the annual football game, but when Federline destroys the car belonging to Cleveland's arch-nemesis Chet Butler, they must find a way to escape their enemy's home turf. Meanwhile, Donna dons a sexy Halloween costume that gets her in trouble with the cops, and Roberta and Cleveland Jr. play pranks around Stoolbend when they dress up as Donna and Cleveland.
Episode 2. Menace II Secret Society
(AIR DATE 11/04/2012)
Cleveland confronts now super-famous rapper Kenny West about not sharing credit for the megahit they created together, "Be-Cleve In Yourself." He winds up discovering Kenny's involvement in a secret hip-hop society with will.i.am, ?uestLove, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. starts a polka band after being rejected by his school's marching band.
Episode 3. Turkey Pot Die
(AIR DATE 11/25/2012)
Cleveland takes a reluctant Cleveland, Jr. to a turkey farm in order to teach him how to hunt the family's Thanksgiving dinner. But Junior refuses to harm the innocent turkeys. So when Cleveland is accidentally shot, he and Junior embark on an elaborate mission to free all of the turkeys before Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Rallo and Donna build a float for Stoolbend's Thanksgiving Day parade, but Rallo takes matters into his own hands when Donna fails to embrace his artistic vision.
Episode 4. A Vas Deferens Between Men & Women
(AIR DATE 12/02/2012)
Donna reveals that she wants another baby, Cleveland realizes that the vasectomy he has had must remain a secret from her. When Donna finds out that Cleveland has been lying to her, she pretends that's she's pregnant to get back at him. Meanwhile, Rallo lands the lead role in a community production of the musical, "Annie".
Episode 5. Tis The Cleveland To Be Sorry
(AIR DATE 12/16/2012)
Cleveland discovers that the food served at the local homeless shelter is much better than it is at home, so he pretends to be homeless to benefit from the meals. But when the community catches onto his ill-spirited scheme, they confront him and he must apologize to everyone. Meanwhile, chauvinistic storeowner Harris Grundle hires Roberta as a Christmas elf but requires all of Santa's female helpers to don sexy costumes. Later, Kendra saves Christmas for the children of Stoolbend.
Episode 6. Hustle 'N' Bros
(AIR DATE 01/13/2013)
Cleveland is furious when Donna's ex-husband, Robert, crashes Freight Train's birthday party and upstages Cleveland's gift for his dad. To make matters worse, Freight Train officially adopts Robert, and Cleveland must learn to get along with his new "brother." Meanwhile, to pay off a bet they owe to Donna, Rallo and Junior become "dog bounty hunters," tracking down lost pooches, returning them to their owners and collecting the rewards.
Episode 7. The Wide World of Cleveland Show
(AIR DATE 01/27/2013)
The Brown-Tubbs family travels the world in a hilarious series of internationally-themed segments. First, the Stoolbend-based clan is in Italy where Cleveland must choose between Rallo and Jr. as his family's successor in this mob-style parody. Then, in Mexico, Junior insists on having a Quinceanera, even though he's a boy. Next, in Japan, Cleveland builds a robot to attend Junior's eating competition when he can't be there himself.
Episode 8. Here Comes the Bribe
(AIR DATE 02/10/2013)
Donna drags Cleveland to marriage counseling after he botches their wedding vows renewal, but the counselor makes it clear that Cleveland can swing the "treatments" in his favor - for a price. Meanwhile, Junior's beloved refrigerator, "Perry," breaks, but Rallo finds a way to give it a second life as a hotel-style mini-bar.
Episode 9. When a Man (Or a Freight Train) Loves His Cookie
(AIR DATE 02/17/2013)
Cleveland's mom, Cookie runs away with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, after Freight Train misses their anniversary party. So, Freight Train and Cleveland go to find her. Meanwhile, Junior engages in an elaborate office fantasy during a visit to an office supply store.
Episode 10. Brownsized
(AIR DATE 03/03/2013)
Cleveland takes an offer from his boss, Mr. Waterman, to quit his job with six months of severance pay, but struggles to find a way to tell Donna. Meanwhile, Rallo finds a handsome and charming man for Roberta, after Federline forgets their anniversary, but Rallo is shocked to discover that the new guy is a strict disciplinarian when it comes to kids.
Episode 11. Pins, Spins and Fins! (Shark Story Cut for Time)
(AIR DATE 03/03/2013)
Rallo thinks he's a stud bowler when he keeps scoring strikes by using the gutter rails. But when his prowess goes to his head, Donna reveals to him the hard truth: little kids mostly suck at everything. Meanwhile, Cleveland, Lester, Holt and Terry decide that their friendship has become too predictable, and attempt to spice things up by taking a road trip to an abandoned amusement park.
Episode 12. A Rodent Like This
(AIR DATE 03/10/2013)
When Donna discovers a rat loose in the house, she immediately moves herself and the kids in with her mother, Dee Dee, leaving Cleveland home alone to hunt down the rodent. Cleveland takes advantage of having the house to himself and soon bonds with his new pet and best friend "Rat Lauer." Meanwhile Rallo and Jr. pretend they're spies, but things get out of hand when Junior won't reveal what's in his secret briefcase.
Episode 13. The Hangover Part Tubbs
(AIR DATE 03/17/2013)
When Donna runs for the school board, she tries to keep an embarrassing Cleveland out of her campaign. But her efforts blow up in her face when he "kills" a new friend playing "The Hurt Locker" game. Meanwhile, Junior discovers that he's an incredible diver, but is scared to death of putting on the school diving team's uniform - a tiny Speedo.
Episode 14. California Dreamin' (All the Cleves are Brown)
(AIR DATE 03/17/2013)
The Browns pack their bags and move to Los Angeles, where Cleveland pursues his life-long dream of becoming a major league baseball scout. But when he receives a cold welcome from star players Matt Kemp and Andre Either and he unsuccessfully recruits David Ortiz, Jimmy Rollins and Joey Votto, he winds up longing for the simple life in Stoolbend. Meanwhile, Donna and the kids become obsessed with the glitzy L.A. lifestyle, and Cleveland befriends a struggling actress who helps him realize that Hollywood isn't as glamorous as it seems.
Episode 15. Who Done Did It
(AIR DATE 04/07/2013)
When Arianna The Bear is rude to Donna, Cleveland defends her honor by egging Arianna's house. But when Cleveland starts seeking revenge on everyone in Stoolbend, things get out of hand and he's accused of a murder he didn't commit. Meanwhile, in a murder mystery parody, Freight Train (guest voice Craig Robinson), Rallo and Junior try to exonerate Cleveland.
Episode 16. Fist And The Furious
(AIR DATE 04/14/2013)
Cleveland feels bad for Dr. Fist because he has no friends, so he decides to make him "one of the guys." But Cleveland soon stumbles upon a potentially life-threatening secret about his new friend - he used to work for the mob. Meanwhile, Junior and Rallo open up a food truck at their school, but their moneymaking plans are thwarted when some serious competition arrives.
Episode 17. Squirt's Honor
(AIR DATE 04/21/2013)
Donna forces Rallo to sign up for Stoolbend's version of the Boy Scouts, the "Freedom Squirts." But Rallo warms up to the idea when he realizes that he can make some extra cash selling candy bars to benefit a non-existent youth orchestra. Meanwhile, Cleveland and Donna win a romantic hotel getaway in a raffle, but are forced to work off their bill when they charge too many "incidentals".
Episode 18. Grave Danger
(AIR DATE 04/28/2013)
Rallo heads to East Stoolbend to stay at Robert's apartment for the weekend. But when Robert abandons him for a trip to Baltimore, he's forced to make friends with the tough neighborhood kids. Meanwhile, Cleveland and his friends discover the joys of hanging out at the beautiful, lush Stoolbend Cemetery.
Episode 19. Of Lice & Men
(AIR DATE 05/12/2013)
When Rallo must chop off his beloved afro after a lice outbreak at school, Junior takes him under his wing when his classmates make fun of him. Meanwhile, Freight Train and Cookie leave Cleveland to house-sit for the weekend, but things go awry when all his friends come over.
Episode 20. Mr. & Mrs. Brown
(AIR DATE 05/12/2013)
Donna puts her foot down when Cleveland and his mom, Cookie, are mistaken for husband and wife on a visit to a retirement community. Meanwhile, Rallo steals a candy bar from a park vendor, but tries to have Junior take the rap for the crime.
Episode 21. Crazy Train
(AIR DATE 05/19/2013)
After Freight Train unexpectedly invites Cleveland to an upcoming lowrider convention, Dr. Fist reveals that Freight Train's surprising amiability might be the result of dementia. Then, Cleveland and Donna become overwhelmed with the kids' hectic schedules.
Episode 22. Wheel! Of! Family!
(AIR DATE 05/19/2013)
Freight Train takes the nonathletic Junior to the YMCA, where the teen shows a remarkable talent for pole dancing.
Spinoff of "Family Guy," featuring Peter Griffith's Black, accident-prone buddy Cleveland Brown. Reuniting with his high school sweetheart, Cleveland takes his son and joins her and her kids in Virginia where he experiences culture clash in the form of wacky neighbors - a redneck couple, a British couple and a family of bears living down the street.