Betty White: 90th Birthday Special, Prank Show Sneak Peek To Air On January 16
TV viewers have scored an invitation to Betty White's birthday bash. NBC has announced that a Betty White double feature will air Jan. 16. The 90-minute birthday special entitled "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" will celebrate the beloved comedienne's legacy, and will be immediately followed by a sneak peek of White's new hidden camera prank show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers." The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 10, two hours before White's actual birthday on Jan. 17.
White's co-stars from "Hot In Cleveland" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" will be attending the dinner party-style event to help her celebrate the milestone. Several of NBC's current leading ladies of comedy will also reportedly be in attendance.
In a December interview with AOL TV, White said all she wanted for her birthday was, "Just to keep things going as they're going now. It's one of the highest spots of my life."
White's golden years have indeed ushered in a new golden era of her career. The premiere of "Off Their Rockers," in which White and a mischievous gang of senior citizens will pull pranks on younger people, will give her two series on prime time TV. "Hot in Cleveland," White's TV Land sitcom, is in the midst of its third season. "Hot in Cleveland" is also planning a birthday episode for White's character Elka.
A mere one month after her birthday spectacular, White is slated to go head-to-head with Tina Fey at the Grammy Awards in the Best Spoken Word Album category. Each funny-lady is nominated for the audio-book version of their memoir: Fey for "Bossypants" and White for "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)."
It's all sure to prove that there's no such thing as too much Betty White.