'Best Friends Forever' Knocked Off NBC Schedule; Replaced by 'Off Their Rockers'

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April 27th, 2012

 

NBC's primetime updates press release did not include the next two episodes of the series, and instead listed the following in Best Friends Forever's timeslot:

via press release:

UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Wednesday May 2, 2012 - Wednesday May 9, 2012

"BETTY WHITE'S Off Their Rockers"

(X) "EPISODE 7"

05/02/2012 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : Betty White’s posse of senior pranksters is back on the streets, pulling outrageous pranks on the younger generation. As star of the series, Betty shares her comical pearls of wisdom, entertains viewers with funny sketches between the pranks, and this week, gets a visit from actor Rob Schneider, hoping to land a different kind of role. Also this week, a prankster tries out the food samples she’s supposed to be giving out to customers, a widow tries to enlist two young girls in fulfilling her late husband’s last request, and a waitress offers a customer something he won’t find on the menu. Plus, one prankster borrows a girl’s cell phone for a long distance – and long-winded – call to France, and a man has an extreme reaction to a young girl talking too loudly on her cell phone.

"BETTY WHITE'S Off Their Rockers"

(X) "EPISODE 8"

05/09/2012 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Wednesday) : Betty White’s merry posse of senior pranksters is back on the streets, while Betty entertains viewers with funny sketches and comical pearls of wisdom between the pranks. This week, Adam West ("Batman") gets in on the fun searching for a masked man in a cape, while an elderly man and his wife try and find a young couple who want to "swing." Also, a wife enlists a stranger to pretend they are romantically involved to annoy her husband, and a prankster tells restaurant customers that his heart came from a surprising donor.

"BETTY WHITE'S Off Their Rockers"

(X) "EPISODE 9"

05/09/2012 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Wednesday) :

 
  • Lee

    NBC making a smart move????

  • Roman

    Oh la la. I do not care. An neither does the rest of the world.

  • MattM

    Not surprising, I gave it a try, was not my cup of tea.

  • rob60990

    lol even NBC has their standards.

  • Oliver

    Barely seems worth it.

    Guess this means Off Their Rockers will be renewed.

  • Cory

    That’s too bad. BFF is actually a really great show. It’s a comedy with several dramatic elements as well, really unlike any other sitcom on right now. Quite good. I will miss it.

  • Marcos

    Im addicted to Off their rockets. I hope it gets renew and with a full season

  • Bunny

    Adam Pally was supposed to star as the bf of one the characters.. but Happy Endings got pickup for a 2nd season and they had to recast..

    Hopefully Happy Endings doesn’t have the same fate or he’ll be out of a job

  • david

    I am thinking they will show the last two episodes on Saturday sometime in May or the summer time then.

  • John A

    Good decision but still they havent pulled Rock Center.

  • kyle

    well its a good decision but they got to pull Rock Center if they want Law & Order to do any better.

  • Michael

    I wonder why they pulled “Best Friends” and not “Awake”.

  • Rebecca

    The guy who played Lennon’s boyfriend looked a bit like Colin Firth. The show was growing on me, too bad. It only had two episodes left anyway, but perhaps this is smart of NBC to give the slots to Off Their Rockers instead (and new episodes, too!).

  • Mike K

    This show was hilarious, damn people for not watching!

  • KevinSW

    NOO!!!! IMO this was NBC’s BEST comedy. It was funny, likeable characters. Bu treated badly i swear, NBC put everything into Free Agents…while bent and BFF’s were CLEARLY better.

  • SVU: Fringe Division

    They also decided they needed more Community, since it’s finale has been moved to the last Thursday of sweeps instead of the day after sweeps.

  • Greg

    Can Betty White spare the time to do a full season of Off Their Rockers? She still has Hot in Cleveland…

  • Anthony

    Makes sense, it rates better and it makes more sense to air Betty in season and bump BFF to summer (or Saturdays).

  • MattM

    @SVU: Fringe Division

    That’s an interesting way of spinning it.

  • Marcos

    @Greg
    well, I guess Off their rockers doesnt take too long to record for her

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