Betty White To Open Next Week’s ‘Monday Night Football’
Are you ready, for some Betty?
via press release:
MNF: “A White Christmas”
The season finale of ESPN’s Monday Night Football falls during the holiday so it’s no surprise our production team was dreaming of a “White” Christmas in planning the open for this week’s Falcons-Saints game. A Betty White Christmas, that is.
The legendary 89-year-old actress, who stars in the TVLand sitcom Hot in Cleveland (Wednesday nights, 10 ET/9 CT) and the upcoming NBC show Off Their Rockers, is the star of next week’s holiday-themed open, which was shot in California. ESPN’s production team was looking to cast a warm grandmotherly type, and White was the perfect choice.
Everyone knows and loves Betty White. Her popularity spans all age groups and demographics — especially in the sports world after her memorable turn in her Super Bowl commercial last year.