They’re old. They’re rude. They’re funny. And now, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” are heading for Television New Zealand. Yesterday, Betty and her fearless band of senior citizens started pranking unsuspecting youngsters on TV2. For her outstanding performance, Betty White is nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Host.
“TV2 is the home of comedy and we can’t wait for New Zealanders to fall in love with the antics of Betty White and her friends in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” says John Kelly, TV2 Programmer.
Yan He, Regional Sales Director New Zealand at Red Arrow International says “Betty White is a true icon and is known for her charm and sense of humor all over the world. Now, it is time for the New Zealanders to witness her and her gang in action.”
Increasing its week-by-week viewers by up to 15% in the commercial target group (18-49) on NBC, the network ordered a second season. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” is based on International Emmy Award and Rose d’Or winning comedy “Benidorm Bastards” which has already been sold to more than 20 countries.
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
American icon and seven time Emmy Award winner Betty White is hitting the streets as the ringleader of a gang of white-haired seniors with a mission: to play the most hilarious pranks possible on the younger generation. It is payback time! The pranks – and the jaw-dropping and priceless reactions they cause – are all caught on strategically placed hidden cameras. Normally, it is the old folks that are the butt of the jokes, but in this show it is the disbelieving youths that are on the receiving end!