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We look at shows that have shot in real time over the yearsBy Mekeisha Madden TobySpecial to MSN TVBetty White is funny.But something tells us that the 91-year-old mischief maker will be even more hilarious when the "Hot in Cleveland" live episode airs on TV Land. The fourth-season installment will pick up where the sitcom left off earlier this year and will feature guest stars William Shatner, Shirley Jones, Brian Baumgartner and Danny Pudi.Comedic gold will ensue when Joy (Jane Leeves) discovers Elka (White) and Mamie's (Georgia Engel) nefarious actions, including hobnobbing with mobsters. While fans know Joy, Victoria (Wendie Malick) and Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) will rescue Elka and save the day, the enjoyment will be in seeing just how they pull it off.An added layer of fun will be watching White, Leeves, Malick, Bertinelli and their guest stars shoot an episode in real time. "Hot in Cleveland" will air live on the East Coast with the recorded version airing on the West. Such feats can be incredibly tricky, especially on sitcoms where comedic timing carries so much weight.But it can and has been done. In time for the "Hot in Cleveland" live episode, which airs Wednesday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land, we're taking a look back at other television series that have boldly traded the security of second takes and editing for the thrill and excitement of shooting live. From "30 Rock" to "One Life to Live," these sound-stage ensconced shows put their casts and crews to the test and returned to a more daring and nostalgic time when videotape didn't exist and film was rarely used.Bing: More on 'Hot in Cleveland' | More on Betty WhiteWhich show do you think should go the live route? Tell us at MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter.The season premiere of "Hot in Cleveland" airs Wednesday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.(TV Land)
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