The annual birthdates episode. Every year, the ladies celebrate their collective birthday by fixing each other up on blind dates. This time it ends with more than one proposal.
Just when Joy is happy in her relationship with Mitch, Simon (Craig Ferguson) sneaks back into her life. Meanwhile, Elka (Betty White) gets carried away with some new-found power.
Tensions are high in Cleveland: Victoria is up for an Academy Award, Elka is up for City Council election, and Melanie gets a visit from her mother (Debra Monk).
When Victoria has to choose between Melanie and Joy for her plus one to the Oscars, they compete with each other to show who's the better friend.
Melanie feels replaced when the ladies go to her radio co-host (Will Sasso) for advice and Victoria meets J.J.'s (Dan Lauria) family.
Things heat up between Victoria and J.J. (Dan Lauria) and Melanie and Donald (Craig Bierko) during Elka's City Council debate against Councilman Powell (Bill Bellamy).
Our ladies go 2-D in a fun-filled animated episode that involves questionable beauty treatments, zombies, and a look at Cleveland had LeBron never left.
Victoria gets a visit from the son she always forgets (Chris Colfer) and Joy and Mitch (Tim Daly) debate their compatibility.
Joy decides to finally tell Mitch (Tim Daly) how she feels but a handsome dating coach gets in the way (Coby Bell). Victoria is surprisingly taken with a very Clevelandy screenwriter (Dan Lauria).
To the ladies' surprise, Elka has written and directed a play about them. They're shocked to see how they're portrayed and by whom. It doesn't help that Elka's role is being performed by the beautiful and glamorous Claudia (Morgan Fairchild).
During a super storm, the ladies get stuck in the house with some unwanted guests: Victoria's island boyfriend, Melanie's downer friend and Joy's mother. Elka thinks the ghost of a murdered woman has come back, seeking revenge.
Elka needs Ross Barkley's (Chevy Chase) endorsement for City Council so Melanie gets strong-armed into going on a date with him. Meanwhile, Joy hides her feelings for Mitch (Tim Daly) while he tries to get over Melanie.
The women fly to Los Angeles to watch Victoria announce the Oscar nominations. Elka gets campaign advice from a statistics expert, Victoria has nerves over the unknown, and Joy meets the man she's going to marry.
Lines get blurred when Joy and Bob (Dave Foley) go undercover as a couple and Elka (Betty White) gets a political rival (Bill Bellamy).
Victoria resolves to come clean about something to her longtime friend, Maddie Banks (Kirstie Alley), but gets cold feet in this KIRSTIE crossover episode. Melanie, Joy, and Elka cross things off their bucket lists.
The ladies take their depressed puppy, George Clooney, to Dr. Deb, a pet therapist who has her own radio show (Cheri Oteri). Dr. Deb blames the women for George's bad behavior and gives them assignments to better their lives and their dog's.
Cast members Wendie Malick (Victoria Chase) and Valerie Bertinelli (Melanie Moretti) talk about meeting fans of all ages. Betty White (Elka Ostrovsky) elaborates on her love of animals and reveals that her co-stars adopted an African elephant in her name.
Cast member Betty White (Elka Ostrovsky) talks about evolving her character from "the heavy" to one of the gang. Series creator/executive producer Suzanne Martin teases about some upcoming guest stars and cast members make their own casting suggestions.
Season 5 of Hot in Cleveland delivers more twists and turns as the ladies juggle romances old and new, adopt a puppy and travel to New York to cross items off their bucket lists.
Elka (Betty White) is excited to learn that the McRib, the most delicious sandwich ever made, is back.
Chase Jackson visits Melanie and gives her free tickets to his sold out show.
Joy is upset when she learnsthat the DJ host she went out on a date with recorded every unflattering thing she said and broadcasted it all over the radio in little sound bites.
Melanie tries to get tickets to a sold out Chase Jackson concert by using her brain tumor to her advantage.
When Betty White fills in for one of the crew members, Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash pay the consequences.
When Victoria realizes that her friends aren't helping her get a nomination, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Joy (Jane Leeves), Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) realize that they have all been played by the same man.
Elka (Betty White) and Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) force Roy (John Mahoney) to choose between them.
When the women try to adopt a puppy, the Rescue Center's volunteer, Doug (Max Greenfield), determines if they are dog-worthy. Elka'srelationships with Mamie (Georgia Engel) and Roy (John Mahoney) take an interesting turn.
Victoria wants to get nominated for an Oscar, so she gets her friends to convince Academy members to nominate her. Melanie isassigned a teen idol (Jason Priestley), Joy is assigned an indie darling (Sarah Hyland), and Elka reunites with Roy (John Mahoney).
After Elka announces she'll be taking on a new lover, Victoria's daughter, Emmy, shows up with a surprise of her own.
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