October 29, 2012 1:48pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Hot in Cleveland' Books Fred Willard for Guest Spot (Exclusive)
Fred Willard is heading to Cleveland.
The Christopher Guest regular has been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Willard, whose credits also include episodes of the network's Retired at 35 and The Golden Girls, will play Dr. Thomas Hill, a veteran and old grade-school flame of Mamie Sue, played by former Mary Tyler Moore co-star Georgia Engel. The episode will air in late December.
The casting reunites Willard with Cleveland's Betty White more than 20 years after he guest starred on The Golden Girls.
Willard next recurs in HBO's Family Tree, reuniting with Guest, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean.
Hot in Cleveland returns Nov. 28 on TV Land.