It’s about to get hotter in Cleveland.
TheWrap has learned that “Devious Maids” star and “All My Children” legend Susan Lucci is returning to guest star on the fifth season of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” She’ll play herself as Victoria Chase’s (Wendie Malick) long-time nemesis. On the episode titled “The Undead,” Lucci speaks on Victoria’s behalf at Victoria’s fake funeral, getting the last laugh in their rivalry. Lucci has previously appeared four times on the comedy.
We’ve also learned that “The State’s” Thomas Lennon“>Thomas Lennon will guest star on the Season 5 premiere episode airing in Spring 2014. He plays a by-the-book FBI agent investigating the disappearance of Victoria’s husband. During his investigation, he’s forced to spend a lot of time with the other ladies and they have a profound effect on him.
Lennon most recently appeared on NBC’s “Sean Saves the World,” TNT’s “Franklin & Bash” and on the web series, “Burning Love.”
Lucci and Lennon join Season 5’s new and returning guest stars, including Max Greenfield, Angela Kinsey, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Craig Ferguson, John Mahoney, Michael McMillian, Jay Harrington, Dave Foley and Georgia Engel.
TV Land renewed “Hot in Cleveland” in March for 24 additional episodes, which brings the series above the 100-episode mark typically treated as the minimum for syndication.
Lucci is represented by WME. Thomas Lennon is repped by CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment.