Betty White To Get Royal Treatment For 90th Birthday
As birthdays go, they just won't get much bigger than Betty White's upcoming 90th.
The Huffington Post reports that the TV world will be gladly giving back next month to a television icon who's become like a sainted favorite grandmother to millions of fans. And it's NBC starting the party Jan. 16 with back-to-back Betty.
The network will debut the 90-minute birthday tribute "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl" at 8 PM ET/PT featuring well-wishes and thanks from White's "Hot In Cleveland" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" runs respectively, as well as NBC's other signature funny gals.
After that, NBC is serving up a preview of White's new hidden-camera prank show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers." It features White and other squirrely senior citizens pulling pranks on the most unsuspecting marks they can find. It will all conclude at 10 p.m. ET, just two hours before White's actual Jan. 17 birthday.
In addition, "Hot In Cleveland" - now in its third season - has a birthday episode planned for White's eldest stateswoman character, Elka.
"(My birthday wish is) Just to keep things going as they're going now. It's one of the highest spots of my life," White told AOL TV earlier this month.
But could the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences have one belated gift waiting? On Feb. 12, White will be head-to-head with fellow successful comedienne Tina Fey's audio book of her memoir Bossypants with her own If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) at the Grammys for a Best Spoken Word Album statuette.