via press release:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 16, 2011 – NBC announced that it has scheduled a sneak-peek preview of the new comedic hidden-camera series “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” for Monday, January 16 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) that will be immediately preceded that same night by the 90-minute special “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET).
The special will celebrate White’s 90th birthday and will honor one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. The star-studded event will tape live at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including many of White’s co-stars, will be on hand to deliver their birthday wishes. The evening will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy, featuring the irreverent tone, spirit and energy that are the hallmark of White’s six-decade career in show business. The special is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television; the executive producers are Brad Lachman, Jon Macks and Steve Ridgeway.
In the series preview, America’s favorite comedy sweetheart sends a fearless band of senior citizens to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” an outrageously funny “hidden-camera” show unlike anything viewers have ever seen. As star of the series, the inimitable and charming White will be featured in brazenly funny sketches, providing saucy commentary between the pranks and sharing her engaging, comical pearls of wisdom.
White stars in every “Rockers” episode in unpredictable comedy moments – reflecting her own unique comedic style – and she is also the on-camera host. White, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, will executive-produce the series, adapted from the hit Belgium series “Benidorm Bastards.” “People have been telling me that I’m “Off My Rockers” for years,” says White. “Now I can prove it!”
Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Betty White, Scott Hallock, Kevin Healey, Tim Van Aelst and Tim Gibbons are the executive producers of the series, produced by Kinetic Content in association with Hallock Healey Entertainment.