Joe Jonas teams up with Betty White on "Hot in Cleveland"
You know what's the most amazing thing about TV Land's first-ever scripted series, "Hot in Cleveland"?
You think it can't get any worse. And then it does!
Joe Jonas has been signed to guest-star on this sitcom, in which the enormously talented Wendie Malick gets punished for something really bad that she must have done in her youth by being cast as a can't-get-work middle-aged actress who tries to fly from Los Angeles to Paris with her similarly-aged entertainment industry gal-pals Jane Leeves and Valerie Bertinelli (who is still trying to perfect her perky-teenager schtick) only their flight gets re-routed to Cleveland.
They decide to stay after discovering the town is "less shallow" than Los Angeles, TV Land explains -- this is pre-LeBron James Cleveland. They lease a home haunted by a crazy caretaker played by Betty White, and hilarity ensues. Or not.
Joe Jonas -- he's the least-talented one with the most primped-over hair who was dating Demi Lovato when they had a duet in the Disney movie "Oceans" that they were plugging -- is going to play Bertinelli's son. Five bucks says she has petted his hair by the end of the first scene.
Jonas, one third of the tweener singing sensation The Jonas Brothers, is no newcomer to acting.
He starred as Shane Grey, the bad boy who had to be reformed, in the made-for-TV movie "Camp Rock," which did enormously well in the ratings for The Disney Channel.
But The Jonas Brothers's Disney Channel series, "Jonas" fizzled with fans, though the network brought it back for a second season, cleverly disguised as a new series called "Jonas L.A."
Joe Jonas also starred as the voice of Cherub No. 2 in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian."
And, according to the all-things-movie-development Web site IMDB, he's also in development on something called "Walter the Farting Dog" based on a series of children's book about a beloved dog with a gas problem.
Lisa de Moraes
July 12, 2010; 8:50 PM ET
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