Three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that all the norms from Los Angeles don't apply anymore, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they're still considered hot.
With a choice of three husbands the girls can't understand why Elka wants to keep the dead one. Victoria thinks coming out of the closet will help her career but it strains her marriage to Joy.
Joy wants a divorce but Victoria mollifies her with a cruise and a handbag. Elka and Melanie are game for anywhere warm. But it's a gay cruise that puts the Love Boat and the girls to shame.
When the drycleaners lose Melanie's favorite dress, Elka takes them funeral crashing to track it down. Joy and Victoria are forced to face their pasts and Elka is reunited with someone who might be part of her future: Roy.
The neighborhood woman, distressed by the attention the LA ladies are receiving from their husbands, persuade the girls to give them makeovers. Elka hooks up with a younger man and does whatever it take to keep up with him.
Elka meets Roy's mother who is determined to hate her. Victoria dates a self absorbed hand model and loves his touch. Melanie get's it on with a guy who is reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh. Joy dates a doctor of indeterminate age but she fears he's ancient.
While waiting in line for a restroom at Browns Stadium, the girls tell Elka the tragic story of how they all met.
While Joy and Elka are visiting the zoo, the rhinos get amorous. So the zoo keeper asks them to stay so that they could procreate but the process takes three days. So they have to sleep there. Melanie and Victoria try to pick up guy. Melanie picks up a senator. But later fears the man's a perv when he texts her a racy photo. And Victoria picks up a guy whom she later learns is a janitor.
Elka and Joy's CT scans get mixed up. Victoria donates blood as a publicity stunt and wakes up thinking Elka is God. Melanie takes a liking to the Browns' kicker who knocked her flat.
Elka fixes Joy up with a young blind guy but neglects to tell her he's blind. Victoria's daughter Emmy brings home her whipped fiancé.
Victoria's enemy Susan Lucci comes looking for support after the cancellation of "All My Children," but Victoria warns her friends that the soap star is not to be trusted. Meanwhile, Elka talks hoops with Baron Davis of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.
When Victoria's rocker boy friend dumps her she tries to make him jealous by hanging with is ex partner, who her boyfriend hates, in the middle of a charity rock concert. It doesn't help that she takes along Elke, Melanie and Joy who each get into trouble.
The girls decide to look up their old loves. Victoria contacts her first husband and when he arrives, he's not the man she remembers. Joy tries to find the man who left her at the altar. But when she and Elka get stuck in an elevator on her way to meet him, they run into Max whom Elka misses. And Melanie contacts the first guy had a crush on but finds he's not available.
After Joy struck out at meeting the man who left her at the altar and when Victoria bails out on her ex, the girls decide to go to a cabin for a rest. Melanie invites the guy she met, Casey to join them not knowing he's the guy Joy was looking for. When he arrives Joy recognizes him and says that he now goes by his initials K.C.
Victoria hopes to one up her co-anchor Colin with an award winning expose.
The girls try to join a club and as per the club's rules, they need to be sponsored by a member. So they attend a ball and Victoria spruces herself up with some expensive jewelry she rented and when a wealthy member takes a liking to her, he introduces her to his parents and she loses one of her earrings in his mother's bosom. Joy runs into Colin who's marrying his fiancé because she is rich.
Each of the girls becomes infuriated by their guest in the house but the police lock-down the neighborhood forcing each couple to deal with their strained relationship.
The gals try again to fix each other up for their "birth dates" with the usual odd results.
The girls model Victoria's new line of shoes in Cleveland's Walk & Roll fashion show. Elka comes along to see Mr. Jeff's new track suit line. Joy considers a long term relationship with a man with mere months to live.
Joy prepares to marry her not long to live boy friend.
The girls will go to any length to keep their Botox dealer but all attempts backfire.
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The girls go to a storage locker auction. While there someone recognizes Victoria from her commercial which thought would not be shown in the country and she feels humiliated. They buy the contents of a locker. And what they find is a letter which they think was written by Lincoln wherein he admits to an indiscretion.
Victoria persuades her costar/writer to resurrect their soap opera as an app.
Melanie tries to keep her new salon a secret from Joy and Victoria so they don't ruin it for her.