TV Land's new sitcom 'Hot in Cleveland,' starring everyone's favorite octogenarian Betty White, premieres tonight. The network has posted teaser video clips on their site and there's the requisite Facebook page for fans of the show.
If, however, you're scouring the internet for a site dedicates solely to the show and you stumble upon HotinCleveland.com, you won't find anything about TV Land's sitcom. You won't even find pictures of Jimmy Dimora in a speedo, which is what we were expecting when we clicked the link.
No, you'll find news about the Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland and its pastor, Reverend Dr. Mark Giuliano. What?
The Old Stone Church sent out a press release yesterday to announce that Guiliano, betting that TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland' sitcom would be a hit, bought up HotinCleveland.com (as well as the .net and .info url's as well).
Cleveland Pastor, Rev. Dr. Mark Giuliano, of the Old Stone Church on Public Square. Last year when Giuliano read that Hollywood producers were proposing a new television show, Hot in Cleveland, Giuliano got the jump on them and purchased the websites www.hotincleveland.com, .net and .info. Giuliano thought that if the show was a hit, the websites would be a great place to showcase his two favorite subjects: Cleveland, Ohio and the Old Stone Church on Public Square.
So, if you wander to HotinCleveland.com, here's what you're greeted with:
Move over Hotlanta - We're Hot in Cleveland!
Pro-Sports, historic churches, world class orchestra and theaters, great museums, galleries and restaurants, whether you are in Cleveland for a day, a week, or plan to love it for a lifetime, there is always something to see or do.
This site lists some favorite sights, activities and fun facts about Cleveland. I know I haven't hit them all just yet. Hang in there, there's more coming.
In the meantime, please enjoy the sites and links listed here and check back again soon, we're just getting started.
Enjoy we will. Especially the fact a pastor broke out a 'Hotlanta' reference. Kudos, sir. You prove in the first line that you are in fact hot in Cleveland.