With precious little to celebrate ratings wise this season, NBC is putting Betty White repeats, which did reasonably well last night, in place of the Harry’s Law, The Firm and LO:SVU repeats originally scheduled for this Saturday.
via press release:
UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE – SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2012 – SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2012
UPDATES-NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE – Saturday January 21, 2012 – Saturday January 21, 2012
(X) “BETTY WHITE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY: A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S GOLDEN GIRL”
01/21/2012 (08:00PM – 09:30PM) (Saturday) : MARY TYLER MOORE, HUGH JACKMAN, JAY LENO, AMY POEHLER, JOEL MCHALE, CAROL BURNETT AND MORE SALUTE AMERICA’S COMEDY SWEETHEART — Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars — including Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler, Joel McHale and Carol Burnett – will be on hand to pay tribute to Betty White, one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, as she celebrates her 90th birthday. White’s “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, along with her “Mary Tyler Moore” co-stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod, will also be there to deliver birthday wishes, as will Joel McHale, William Shatner and many more. The special will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy, featuring the irreverent tone, spirit and energy that is the hallmark of Betty’s six-decade career in show business. White will take the stage to share some memories and give thanks to those who’ve come to honor her.
“BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS”
(X) “EPISODE 1”
01/21/2012 (09:30PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” is a hidden-camera comedy series that takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water with a cast of sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy and ready to party! 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 this outrageously funny “hidden camera” show unlike anything viewers have ever seen. White, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, will star and executive produce the series, adapted from the hit Belgium series “Benidorm Bastards.” In the vein of “Punk’d,” the show delivers cleverly-crafted comedic stunts, candid moments and priceless reactions captured by hidden cameras. Sassy seniors are on a mission, targeting unsuspecting young “marks” with their irreverent behavior. As star of the series, the inimitable and charming Betty White stars in brazenly funny sketches, providing saucy commentary between the pranks and sharing her engaging, comical pearls of wisdom.
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