March 16th, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Betty White snags a sitcom

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Young actresses in Hollywood might want to learn a lesson or two from veteran Betty White.

The octogenarian actress is every where these days - and now has reportedly scored herself a new sitcom.

The New York Times reports that White is slated to appear in a new TV Land series titled “Hot in Cleveland.” The show reportedly will co-star Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time") and Jane Leeves ("Frasier").

This news comes on the heels of the announcement that White – after a vigorous Facebook campaign led by her fans – will be appearing on “Saturday Night Live.”

White is scheduled to appear Wednesday night on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

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  1. disgustedindc

    You guys don't understand "NANCY H" – she's mean and vile because she was born looking like a creature that PETA would protect and with a face that looks like it WAS slammed in the mud.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wayne Messer

    Tom will you be mine and Nancy H's best man!!!!!


    March 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andy

    I loved Betty in the movie 'Lake Placid'.
    Hilarious! I look forward to seeing much more of you in the future.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Julie

    ......come on people, this is so funny! Instead of commenting on Betty White, Nancy H is now the subject of everyone's comments (including mine). Just ignore this Nance H – people like her make nasty comments to have attention focused on them.

    So, for the real subject matter......Betty White has long been a favorite in comedy sitcoms. She's inspirational in that at her age, she's not content in simply accepting her age and disappearing into the background – instead she's living her life to the fullest extent possible and staying young in the process.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Linda

    As far as Nancy H. is concerned, people aren't critical of her because she doesn't like Betty White. They're critical because Ms. H. wished 88 year-old Betty White ill will. Saying, "I would really rather see her PETA suuporting face slammed into the mud," was vicious and totally unnecessary. Nancy H. appears to have a serious anger management problem. The fact that she doesn't know how to spell is a separate issue.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Linda

    I can hardly wait for the new sitcom. I've been a fan of Betty White since her TV show in the 50's, "Life with Elizabeth." (Albeit a young fan–I was somewhere between 4-6 years old.) I thought she was beautiful and funny then and I think she is beautiful and funny now. I watched her in "Password" and could just see the love between her and Allen Ludden. Her comedic talent made her a stand out in all the shows on which she appeared: "What's my line," "To Tell the Truth," "I've Got a Secret," "The Match Game," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," etc. She was also great in "The Golden Girl" series. I've seen each one at least a half a dozen times. In addition to her comedic talent, she is also a good actor in her own right. We are so lucky to have her to brighten our day.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sharon O

    Sounds great but I hope the cast gets a show worthy of all of their talent. Remember 'Life with Lucy"?

    March 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ACE

    Hey Nancy Hick get out of your trailer much

    March 17, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. harry

    Though Nancy H's comment may have been a tad low, I have to agree with the PETA controversy. Also, if bringing Betty White back is what TV has to offer as comedic sitcoms well then our talent pool must be dryer than a desert.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. mb

    This tremendous outpouring of love and national reconition for Betty is long overdue. Throughout her long career she has always demonstrated an impeccable sence of comedic timing, and above all how much class she has.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Beverly S

    Do we all remember the Mary Tyler Moore show which co-starred the lovely Betty White? As a child, I remember this wonderful lady as an icon – which she still remains today. With aging, comes grace for most. Ms. White is one of the most graceful enduring actresses of all time. I look forward to her new show lasting for shall we say, as long as she does.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Me ChassyFrass

    I love her shes the best I cant wait to see her on SNL its gonna be funny!! ; )

    March 17, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nancy P

    I'd rather see her PETA supporting face slammed into the mud. Now THAT would be entertainment!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Roberts Memphis TN

    I met Betty White in the late 70's when her late husband hosted a show called "The Liar's Club". I sat behind her and her Mother during the taping of about 4 shows. She was so kind and so friendly. I really enjoyed chatting with her. She's an inspiration to older adults and a great humanitarian

    March 17, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jack in Des Moines

    To Nancy seriously need therapy.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  16. Gene

    Do any of you remember Betty on "Life with Elizabeth?" That was in the very early days of television in the 50's.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kbeit

    NANCY H- YOU ARE A LOW DOWN, DIRTY MONKEY WITH A WIG ON. Sorry that youre jealous of the most amazing woman to walk this planet! I would bet youre one ugly, sorry and sad human who needs to see others have misfortune inorder to feel good about yourself...

    March 17, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  18. Hannah

    Nancy H – You're getting more attention in this than Betty White. I bet you're proud of yourself, huh? Maybe you need a time out.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  19. karla

    Don't forget her hilarious turn as Sue Ann Nivens, the hot-to-trot "Happy Chef" on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

    March 17, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  20. Dee

    I love this woman! God bless her. I hope she is on for many more years to come.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  21. Mike

    Hey Nancy H...I just signed up with PETA. Thanks. You go Betty.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  22. Mel Stinson

    Miss White, I have enjoyed all the characters you have protrayed over the years, especially in "Life with Elizabeth" and as Rose in the
    "Golden Girls".

    You truly are a remarkable, an extremely lovely and gracious Lady. God has richly blessed you and us for knowing you. Go for it!


    March 17, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  23. Erica

    Betty White is amazing! It's refreshing to see someone enjoy their career so much through the years... not to mention her loving nature and not-so-innocent sense of humor. I can't wait to see her on another sitcom!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  24. Sheldon's Pal

    I think it would be great to have her on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon's Meemaw. I can totally see her playing up the "Moonpie" act.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  25. Janet

    'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.'

    Anyone who mistreats animals is a psychopath or at the very least has SERIOUS character flaws. Some folks on these posts need to quickly get to a psychiatrist.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. pam

    Just want to share: I've worked with Ms White in the past and would like everyone to know that this is *the* dearest, sweetest, most professional and caring woman anyone would want to meet.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  27. Steelergal

    Betty White is the be all, end all of modern television comedy. WE LOVE BETTY! She is the funniest woman on the planet – bar none. I wish she was my grandma. We can't WAIT to see this new show. The other women in the cast should bow down and kiss her feet for gracing them with her presence!


    March 17, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  28. LC

    Malick is great, Leeves is just magnificent, White is a legend. It's all good except for Valerie Bertinelli. Her work in the past decade is a joke, unless you include 'losing weight'.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  29. Craig

    The only thing better than hearing great news about Betty White is all of this Nancy H.-bashing!!
    Nancy, you are a horrid person.
    Betty is a true professional in every sense of the word and has kept Americans laughing for 50 years! Loved her as Rose and Sue-Ann. She did a wonderful turn on Boston Legal. She was witty and clever on Password.
    Next to Lucy and Carol B., Betty White is an American comedic icon.
    Shame on you Nancy H.!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  30. aisha

    Biggest Betty White Fan here! 88 and still bigger and better than some of these young actors/actresses! Betty has got game :o)

    March 17, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. John

    betty white is still hott!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  32. dixie

    In an interview, Betty White said this was just a "one time" shot on the sitcom, but she was hoping to sign a contract to be a regular. I hope this happens.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  33. JT

    Lol...I've never seen anybody slammed more than poor Nancy H!! You go girl for getting everybody riled up!! Lesson of the day...never mess with Betty White! I love her in the Golden Girls! I've watched every episode literally hundreds of times and I'm a guy...I'm sure most of you are already thinking in your heads I'm gay but I'm not...that's what makes her appeal so universal...she appeals to everybody...and for the record..I'm bi

    March 17, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  34. brian

    Just FYI Nancy H....she is not a member of PETA. it's the ASPCA. HUGE difference! How about slamming your face in the mud now?

    March 17, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  35. Aida

    Betty White is still breaking age barriers for women! Yes!!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  36. Larry Barnes

    Betty is just plain sexy. Even at 88. Maybe the fact that I'm 87 has somethingto do with it. However, If someone would slam PETA's face in the mud, that is something I would pay to see.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  37. Jeanette

    Nancy H. is a idiot...age has nothing to do with the appreciation of Betty White...I'm 28 and love her...I watch Golden Girls at night before's better than most sitcoms out now and I just can't wait for her to be on SNL....You ROCK Betty White..

    March 17, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  38. Thelma not Louise

    Nancy H....You suck

    March 17, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  39. Emile Zola

    You're a classy lady and funny to super size that.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  40. Richard

    Betty White is the greatest, funny at any age.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  41. Mary

    Nancy H: Betty White is still alive after 88 years because she has a joyous, generous, anticipatory outlook toward life. Whereas you, Nancy H. are dour, pinched, glowering, unhappy and unloving. When you are 88 you will already be, in all probability taking a dirt nap instead of having your face slammed into the mud if you do not, by yards, lighten up.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  42. Woot!

    Betty was the best part of Lake Placid. You go, girl!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  43. Mike

    OMG... I love all these women! I'll definitely be tuning in for the show!

    Betty White was also on an episode of "My Life on the D List" last season and she was hysterical!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  44. Linda

    I so love this woman! She inspires all of us to live better lives! At one time many years ago she was kind enough to write a card to my grandmother. She sent grandma a picture of her and all of her wonderful animals. Granny held onto to that picture for many years. I am so grateful that this lovely wonderful woman is still going strong. We could all learn from her as many have already. I bless her and her new show. Many years to come. May you live forever my darlin'!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  45. Jay

    I never thought you could live with a porcupine in your vag, but then I met Nancy H.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  46. CadillacDan

    Previews for the new show look funny.Betty seems to be her sassy self and am looking forward to it's debut.As for Nancy H,you seem like a very bitter and uneducated twit.Although not a PETA fan myself,Betty has done wonderful things for the animal community.What good things have you done with your life?Maybe you should look at yourself before you criticize someone else!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  47. Summer

    You go girl!! Betty White rocks. Good for her!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jay

    Greatest actress of all time.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  49. Anna

    She's also guest starring on The Middle sometime in May, so watch for that. I've loved her for years. She was hilarious on The Mary Tyler Moore show and is such an entertaining talk show guest. At an age when most actors have long faded away, Betty has become the hottest thing in Hollywood. I couldn't be happier for her, and for us that we get to continue enjoying her talent and fabulous personality.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  50. George

    I do believe Boston Legal, a great under the radar show, was first to lead the resurgence of Betty White. Betty...your a funny, funny lady.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jill P.

    Does anyone remember Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore show (70's)? She played the Happy Homemaker, but was a "man-eater". She was hilarious! Good for her!!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  52. Nancy H

    She is not funny, when will you people learn. She and other PETA supporters can jump off a cliff.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  53. MamaBoats

    Hurrah for Betty!! I love her and look forward to the show. I want to be just like her when I grow up....she is great with humor and I loved her in the Proposal and I still watch the Golden Girls

    March 17, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  54. golfaholic

    So much wasted time responding to Nancy H. Seems that every blog has one... a troll looking for attention. It's best to ignore.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  55. Riley

    Oh and Betty White is hilarious on her own too! Great person!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  56. Riley

    I would love to see some of her co-stars from the Gold Girls on the new show. I think it would be hilarious but something that a family could watch (Golden Girls was hilarious but not something I could let my teenager/young child watch do to the sexual overtones) America is screaming for more family friendly shows on tv, that is why they are turning to the reality shows that are family friendly.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  57. Caro

    My favorite role for Betty White was Sue Ann Nivens "the nice lady with claws" in the MTM show. So glad she's going to be abck on TV - SNL and her own show. She is what made comedy so good.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  58. dnote

    Don't be mad at Nancy H...You'd be crabby too, if you had the stench of dead fish in your crotch, your life was filled with lonely days, and the roof of your trailer leaked rain water onto your empty urine stained bed. Be mad Nancy H, just not at Betty White.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  59. PsKing

    To Nancy H.: Is it customary for you to make cruel and hateful statements like that about people with whom you disagree? Is it any wonder that the level of violence in this world has continued to escalate? Your attitude and comment are a snapshot of the demise of our society. Pretty sadly, I wonder if you are passing these "values" on to children?

    March 17, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  60. Ricky

    The cast sounds like the makings of a very funny sitcom & I absolutely love Betty White.
    Knock them out Betty!!!!!!!! You Rock Girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  61. Ed

    I wish Betty was my grandmother. I love her.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |

    Are any of these co-stars Black? If not, why not?

    March 17, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  63. Wow

    She's "every" " where" these days?


    Spell check is great, isn't it? Apparently it's not a substitute for "proof" "reader", is it?

    March 17, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  64. sandy

    I am 62 years old and Betty White was a household name when I was a child. It is absolutely amazing to me what this woman has accomplished in her long and distinguished career.
    Amazingly, she still delivers lines with the zing and finesse of someone 60 years younger.
    So, Nancy H., if your only comment on this fabulous lady's life is to wish her physical harm because she supports animal rights, then you must be a very bitter uninformed human being.
    Shame on you!

    March 17, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  65. Joe Boniccio


    March 17, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  66. Jennifer

    Who is NANCY H.?????

    March 17, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  67. dan

    It seems this whole Betty White bandwagon is going a bit too far. Not to deny someone they have talent, but her support is from a bunch of young adults with a pretenious, way-cooler-than you attitude, the whole liking something because its different attitude. I have seen this time and time again. These kids on facebook need to focus on a future and not set short term goals like getting Betty White on SNL. What douchebags.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  68. lance corporal

    WOW nancy H is a bee-atch!! ya know you can disagree with some of PETAs more radical views and if well stated no one would argue with you but how can you disagree with their basic idea, treating animals well?? unless your pro dog fighting or some such other actually evil thing there is simply no reason to have such a strong anti peta opinion and it is just mean spirited and un christian to wish violence on someone for any reason but even more so just because they're a supporter of a basically good organization even if it is counter to your most likely radical right politics, lighten up, love your neighbor

    ever see pics of betty when she was young?? she was HOT!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  69. Merry Way

    Betty White is venerable in every sense of the word. Not only is the body of her work as an actress outstanding, but her meritorious work for animal rights is worthy of great admiration. We should all emulate her commitment. It is great to have her back on a regular basis. Her SNL show is one I won't miss. Though a lot of fans remember best as Rose Nyland on The Golden Girls, my favorite role was Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Home Maker, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  70. Nick R

    PETA-ho's new show will not make it!

    March 17, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  71. Dave

    and here I thought she was dead.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  72. susanalberta

    Just love what everyone is writing to 'Who is Nancy H'. or gives a rat's behind. Betty White is what this is about and she really is fabooula!!

    March 17, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  73. Elaine

    You go girl!!!!.....What young Hollywood hasn't learned yet – you've already forgotten!

    I saw Betty White in Lake Placid (the movie) yesterday – she was a delight to watch. Also, I LOVED her performance in "The practice" – she was just so deliciously malicious!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  74. Bobby Johnson

    Hey Guys,

    Betty WHite, i am so happy for her. SHe is a legend. A great humanitarian, and one hell of a lady when it comes to animal rights. Lets Stop mentioning Nancy H and Joe. BY us scolding them on here, they get what they want. and acknowledgement to idiots just fuels there idiocracie.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  75. Elizabeth

    That could be one television sitcom that I would find worth watching! Betty White is a gem!

    March 17, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  76. kolorblind

    heh. you're all falling in Nancy H.'s troll-set trap, people.
    fire. kill it with fire.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  77. Tim in Japan

    Who can forget the shows this Lady has been in? Some of the best Mary Tyler Moore shows are because of her wit and humor. Every show and cast she has worked with has been that much better because of her. I just love Betty White!!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  78. Ed

    Coool. Betty White is hilarious – great timing, great one-line delivery(s), set-ups. Can't wait for the new show. Smart TV exec.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  79. Jess

    Wow – Nancy H, you are just a horrible person, aren't you? It must be tough staying so angry all the time. Maybe you should get some medication.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  80. Nancy H (not!)

    I'm sorry that I said that:

    "I would really rather see her PETA-supporting-face slammed into the mud. The would be funnier."

    I just get so brainwashed with negativity watching Glenn Beck at Fox News.

    Long live Betty White!

    Nancy H
    (this is not Nancy H but it would have been nice if she had written that as a reply, wouldn't it?)

    March 17, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  81. Mary L

    i'd love to know why nancy h made such a horrible comment. what brought that on? come on, defend yourself.

    betty white is my idea of a hip grandmother and i wish she was my grandmother. she is hilarious and i think it is awesome that she has still got the magic at her age.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  82. DE

    Nancy H – Betty White does NOT support PETA – Bob Barker does, and if there is anyone that deserves to have their face put in the mud, he most definitely is, as he treats human beings like scum! Betty White is for animal WELFARE, while Barker is an animal ACTIVIST who just likes his mug in the news – big difference!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  83. JollyJill

    Betty White is a true ICON. There are no Betty White's coming along. Even at her young age, she is still one sexy woman. I hope Iook half as good as she does when I'm her age.
    Her SNL host appearance will be the largest audience of all SNL shows. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  84. Vicki K

    Yay!! So excited for Betty! And kudos to the TV execs who, for a change, recognize true talent over a young face and fake...everything. (Although Betty is absolutely ADORABLE!! I hope I look HALF that good when I'm her age!) I had almost given up on TV, because Hollywood shuns anyone over 40, it seems. But now I will be SO excited to watch this show. About time: a smart, savvy, sophisticated, and talented artist returns to TV. You go girl!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  85. Chris

    Betty rocks!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  86. RK little comment from Nancy H and she's got the whole mob after her....Absolutely LOOOOOVE Betty and would never wish her arm, but putting Nancy H's "immaturity" aside, it is important to see both sides of the coin. The inner core of PETA is a hateful, deceitful group led by their eccentric cult leader Ingrid Newkirk. The vast majority of its members and supporters are well meaning animal lovers who are oblivious to the danger and misinformation that the PETA leaders disseminate. I'm glad that just a few comments below Nancy H's someone put up Betty's quote acknowledging that PETA uses questionable methods. What a smart lady! Apparently while her younger celebrity counterparts are allowing themselves to be swept away by the illusive romanticism PETA portrays, Betty is well aware of the reality. Rose Nyland she is not.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  87. sara c

    I am looking forward to "Hot in Cleveland". I have loved Ms White for decades. Most recently I loved her characters "run in" with Vanessa Williams' character "Wilhelmina Slater" on Ugly Betty! I am glad she is going to bring us so much more enjoyment!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  88. Doug

    Looooved her on the 70's show, they could of built a whole sitcom around that caracter!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  89. ECFL

    Betty, I still watch the Golden Girls and laugh every time! Your performance on the Will Shatner Roast blew all the other comedians out of the water! You are comedy legend and I it's great to see so many people loving and supporting you to this day. I can't wait to see u on SNL and will watch your new sitcom FOR SURE!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  90. John

    Nancy H. I hope you get mauled by a pack of wild boars.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  91. Tom

    Wayne and Nancy H should get married. Since they're lower than any kind of life, maybe Betty will use them as fertilizer in her garden.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  92. Tom

    Nancy (below) You suck. Her work for PETA has helped animals all around the country. (Probably to include some of your relatives.) You're heartless.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  93. MaryLouise

    TO Nancy about we start with your sweet face in the mud?

    March 16, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  94. MaryLouise

    Outstanding cast! Betty & her sidekicks will RULE!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Chuck Kopsho

    Betty White made me laugh when she played Sue Anne Nivens. She was raunchy when she was hot for Lou Grant. CLASS ACT.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Peter

    I'm glad someone else remembers "Life with Elizabeth" from the early 50s. As a youngster then, I thought that Betty White was the funniest woman I had ever seen, and have continued that assessment for over 50 years. Her timing and delivery are impeccable, and she is fearless in comedy. I can't wait to see her on SNL and anything new that she does.
    Thanks for the continuing memories, Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jackie

    Nancy H ... learn to respect your elders. Betty White is awesome. You, on the other hand, aren't.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mary Richards

    Obviously that old coot is sleeping her way into those jobs. Duh.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Norma R

    Betty White is a national treasure. She's both an entertainer and a humanitarian. Too bad poor, ignorant Nancy H doesn't know the difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Betty supports animal welfare. Ever been to a rescue of a puppy mill Nancy H? Have you ever cared about zoo animals in quarters so unlike their natural habitat that their lives are shortened? Have you ever cared?

    Three cheers for Betty! I will watch her new sitcom!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Fitzwilly56

    Love Betty White. My favorite character was Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. With Wendy Malick, Jane Leeves and Vallerie Bertinelli, I don't see how she can fail in another sitcom. I wish her all the luck and all of us many more laughs from this lady.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Nadiam

    You go, Girl! YAY!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  102. MBL

    Talent endures! It's great to know that good things happen to nice people, and good things continue to come their way!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  103. John R

    Nancy H. you are a lonely human being.
    Go Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Shiloh

    I realize it's too much to hope for, but could it be that TV execs have finally realized not every show has to be about 20 year olds ?? Yes, older people DO exist, they were not all run off a cliff when they hit 35, and yes they can be interesting and many of us would love to see more shows with older people in the leads !! We are part of life too ya know !

    March 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  105. DavidL

    Finally, some quality programming coming to TV. I'm so sick of flipping through chanel after chanel of 'reality' shows, and other junk. Unfortnately it will probably be cut to pieces with commercials.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  106. busterbluth

    B Dub is a freakin' pioneer! She's always been very sly and bawdy.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Star of David

    She is great, funny and pleasant and has proved that one can be successful and likable at any age.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Neanerzzzzz

    Go Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Wayne Messer

    I love Nancy H

    Will you MARRY ME

    March 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Paul

    I am so happy to see Betty in such demand. She is, and always has been, the consummate professional. The kind of lady all of us would love to have as Best Friend/Co-Worker/Next Door Neighbour/Grandmother.

    Here's to many more happy and healthy years, Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  111. jon ljungberg

    Nancy H is a total moron...get off the planet ! Long live Betty White !

    March 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  112. daniel

    That message i left is for Nancy H by the way!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  113. daniel

    Nancy Nancy Nancy! bitter, jealous and alone comes to mind. cant stand to see a vibrant, beautiful, ageless woman such as Betty get the spotlight you couldnt get at any age. tisk tisk! YOU GO BETTY!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Fred

    In 1953, we started watching Betty White, in 'Life with Elizabeth' and have continuously laughed with and at her ever since. She has always been able to deliver the laugh lines with the best in comic history. And even though I said to myself that I would not respond to Nancy H,; I have to = Nan get back on the meds.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  115. elizabeth gobla

    Betty White ...You made me made my never made me cry...The world needs more like betty white

    March 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Michael

    Betty White is an unexpected American Icon who appeals to every living generation of Americans. If the US POstal service wants to generate revenue, they should do a first class stamp of her.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Casey

    Betty White is a class act. She has more class than NANCY H will ever hope to see in her life.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Laurel

    Hope it's true as Ms. White has been a class act her entire life. I've watched her since the mid sixties and can't think of a single other person who exemplifies the profession "entertainer".

    March 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Shawn

    It doesn't look like it was mentioned, but she was in the fairly recent Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner, and her wit was just astounding! She was also terrific in 'Boston Legal'...Priceless!

    March 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Lagunatic

    Team Betty.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Yzma

    What fun! I love her! So does my son, so do my teen grandchildren. I hope she lives forever.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  122. koshee

    that should be dear Betty...sorry

    March 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  123. koshee

    amen to all who have only great things to say about deat Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  124. ramiro

    she is the best of the best/have always been a fan/looking forward seeing your new show//God bless you

    March 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  125. century33

    all of you cannot hear my applauding Betty White. thats what I was doing just before I posted this comment. she is a class act, and deserves nothing but the best. my partner and I have been cracking up the last year watching her on our MTM dvd's. she is by far a national institution. we can't wait for her appearance on Saturday Night, and look forward to her new sit-com. good luck Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Brandi

    I have loved Betty White ever since before I was in Kindergarten, when I watched the Golden Girls with my Great Aunt Elsie all the time!! She is amazing and I have always thought so. Her roles in Lake Placid, the Proposal, That 70s Show, GGs and Empty Nest (just to name a few) are hilarious and she is not afraid to get down and dirty in the name of good comedy! : ) She has truly affected several generations of people with her awesomeness! This is why I am one of those people who petitioned to get her onto SNL through Facebook. I'm 25 and a huge fan of Betty White the Midwestern comedic sweetheart.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Ms. M

    Now, THIS is a winner!!! It's about time TV gets back to the true sitcom. Love all the ladies in the cast, especially Betty White.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  128. victoria

    LOVE Betty! Its great to see her career taking an upswing – she deserves it after all these years in Hollywood...

    as for NANCY H's comment. taken out of context as it is – just sounds plain mean. HOWEVER, (and i may be wrong) but I think she was referring to the Superbowl commercial that Betty White was in this year – where she DID get herself mudslammed. All fake, but still funny – shows that Betty has a sharp sense of humour to poke fun at herself with that ad.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  129. keile

    woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Tom C

    Great going Betty...Can't wait to see you on SNL, your new sitcom and on Larry King....Hope you keep going for years to come.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Patrick

    She is such a trip, and I've always enjoyed her acting. I had already marked my calendar for the SNL show. Now, seeing all the cast members of the new sitcom, I know I'm going to have to check that out. You GO, Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  133. paulhayward

    iwantthe worldtoknowthat my hair is fake

    March 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Thoms

    I love Betty White, the older she gets the funnier she gets. The last few Movies she has been in have been stolen by her! She was Halarious in the Lake Placid movie, and in the Sandra Bullock Movie. Keep on going Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  135. MARY

    Nancy H, get a life oh wait you probably won't live as long a Betty White who is one of the most kindest, funny, loving woman on earth. We need more people like her. What makes you so nasty!!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  136. moon627

    Betty White is the best !

    But i dont care for the costars ... i wont mind seeing Wendi Malick again but ive seen enough of Valerie Bertinelli to last me a lifetime and Jane Leeves was the worst part of Frasier...

    oh well – with Betty you cant go wrong

    March 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  137. craig

    Ho, ho, ha, ha. Nancy H., you sure have some people pissed at you!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  138. craig

    She is comedic perfection.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Martha C.

    Betty White is a friend of animals, nothing wrong with that, makes her a wonderful person in my book! :~)

    Looking forward to seeing more of you my TV!

    Your pal in Buda, TX


    March 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Sue

    She was also hilarious on Boston Legal – great at everything she does.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Iowaian

    Betty White is a true "class act". Most of us could learn a lot from her, and some of her peers..... if we'd only listen, see them as people with still a lot to contribute to society and stop seeing them as 'old' ("you're only as old as your feel" and I bet there are a number of you in this audience who 'feel" older than Betty White ever will.) It's heartwarming to see so many well wishes (we'll ignore those who have a penchant for negativity); I'm sure Betty is on Cloud 9 with happiness over her 'new-found' celebrity! 🙂

    March 16, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Marti

    Well deserved.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  143. larrydu

    anyone consider the possibility that "Nancy H" is just a fictious way to get the comments boiling over ?
    makes interesting reading ! good one, CNN !

    March 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Nancy in Topeka

    I'm in my 60s and I loved Betty as a young, beautiful brunette actress/comedienne on a TV sitcom called "Life With Elizabeth," in which she played Elizabeth. I was about 10 years old at the time and I loved that show! She was as funny as Lucille Ball was on "I Love Lucy." Both those shows were on TV at about the time. I wish they'd show "Life With Elizabeth" re-runs. Betty was wonderful then and still is!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  145. jeanine l

    Good for Betty!

    She was the best on Golden Girls which still rocks. I know she will be as great on her new show and I can't wait for SNL!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Jan

    Betty's success reminds us that it's not always about youth and beauty; not that she isn't beautiful. She an inspiration to women of all ages.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Kate

    I love Betty White she was great on Mama's Family. She is a class act unlike so many reality stars. Maybe they will see what talent can do. Betty has been on so many wonderful series and made us laugh for over fifty years. I look forward to many years of seeing her on TV.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Gilemena

    I love Betty White. I remember her on Password (which her husband hosted), I remember her on The Mary Tyler Moore show, and of course, Golden Girls.

    One of my closest friends happens to look just like her, dimples and all.

    I love Betty White!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Greg P

    Wonderful...I can hardly wait!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Dusty E

    How can anyone say anything bad about Betty White? She is not only funny but a gracious person in all aspects of her life. We all could only hope to be as nice and kind as she has been. So for Nancy and Joe, go f yourselves.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  151. deb

    Go Betty! She is truly a legend in her own time and anyone would be thrilled to be going as strong as she is at 88!

    I agree with the others that the reality shows are getting really old and so many of them are just sensationalism at it's lowest. Too many young people watch crap like "The Bad Girls Club" and think it's "cool" to act like spoiled, entitled little divas! We don't need to promote this!We need to get back to good sitcoms and dramas. I'm also getting sick of all of the multiple CSI and Law and Order shows. I mean, really, how many of these can you watch!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Christopher

    This is great that Hollywood maybe understands actresses can word into their 80's.Betty White what a great LADY!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Kay

    I just realized that so many who have responded to Nancy's comment are assuming she's "young." As a young person myself (20), I find that assumption offensive. She may be just as "old" as you! .....And now I will go back to more productive matters.....

    March 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  154. pcospcos

    Betty White has remained relevant that's why we love her. She has taken small roles in big movies and big roles alike. She was on tv in various sitcoms and has kept working.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Bpollen

    Finally...something to watch on network TV! I just might be lured from cable back to network TV for a show like this one, if only for half an hour.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  156. jeff jackson, alabama

    Here is a woman who has been an entertainer
    for longer than most have lived. No sex scandals,
    no drug rehab, no alcohol abuse, and above all
    she has never claimed to be an expert on world
    She has stuck to entertainment and has never
    thought that her celebrity had made her an overnight
    She is from the mold of the Bob Hopes, Jimmy
    Stewarts, Lee Marvins, Gregory Pecks, Sophia
    Lorens, Kattie Hepburns. She never alienated
    anyone and never stepped on a rung of the latter
    too hard on her way up.
    Way to go Betty. I wish more celebrities showed
    your class.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  157. janis leece

    Joe, she has been on many shows, most recently, Boston Legal.
    Lost of people love her, I wonder how many people will care where
    you are at 88.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Gail

    Betty ROCKS!

    I love the Golden Girls, watch the show every morning!

    She's a great actress – can make anything funny!

    I am so happy that she'll be on SNL and have her new show.

    Long Live Betty White!!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  159. CdB

    Because everyone loves Betty White Nancy H. is getting slammed for her comment. I wonder if she said the same about someone not so beloved would any of you care and indeed how many might agree with her? Get over yourselves just because you like Betty White doesn't mean Nancy H. has to.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  160. frankie

    Betty White acted along side my cousin, Ed Flanders, in several episodes of St. Elsewhere. i remember seeing her on the tonight show when Joan Rivers was sitting in one night. She went on about her crush on Ed. To know the golden girl was gaga for my cousin – what a memory that is!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Kay

    I simply adore Betty White. Good for her!!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  162. BILL

    I love Betty. She's a cool lady. And anyone who can't stand Sarah Palin is alright by me:)

    March 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Jeff, Los Angeles, CA

    Dear Nancy H,
    If you are going to sling "mud" at an 88 year old legend, at least take the time to proofread your work. And the password is "Moron."

    March 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Denizen Kate

    Oh, for pity's sake, let Nancy H have her opinion. You can't force everyone to be "good" or "nice." If we all slam anyone who disagrees with us, folks will become afraid to express an opinion, and then how will we know who the morons are?

    March 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  165. KatWey

    NancyH –
    Come talk to me when you're 88, people are clamoring for you to work for them, and have gazillions in the bank.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Susie0

    Betty has brought us laughter through out the years. Her humor is always spot on. She's just plain fun and I'm looking forward to seeing her back on tv entertaining us all again.

    You go Betty. We love you.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Zoeymsom92081

    How much you all want to bet that "Nancy H" is really a 20-something still living in his parents' basement wearing a wife-beater with Cheetos stains.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Geisella

    A comedienne's comedienne. Betty White has always been wonderful in her comedic timing. Whoever will forget those long drawn out stories 'Rose' would tell about St. Olaf and her family and friends therein. How the woman managed thoses speeches without cracking a smile is beyond most. We look forward to seeing her again on our TV screen. Bravo Miss White!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  169. joegg

    To Joe, She started on the first televised variety program, and she has been working since to make us laugh and enjoy T.V with The golden Girls, I'm 23 and I LOVE BETTY WHITE!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Pat

    I am thrilled to know great ladies such as Betty White still brings smiles to most of us. She is a true star!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Tammy

    She's great! And truly beautiful. What a wit.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  172. ER

    I get the feeling this could be a riot. I'll be watching this new show though for my fix. About time that White gets the attention she should've had for awhile now! Show 'em how it's done, Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Jack E

    Great lady, I'm sure her husband Alan never expected her to go on so strong for so many years after his death.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  174. nessa99

    aww Im really happy for her! and Nancy H.. i feel sorry for you.. your so immature.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  175. guest

    Violence wished against an eighty year old person? Seriously, some of you folks need to go out and enjoy yourselves. Whenever you are at home punching cats and wondering what this country's problem is, the answer is simple: You. If an old woman you never met is the bane of your existence, turn off Glenn Beck, stop taking the world so seriously, and do something you could never imagine.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Fred L. Fraud

    NancyH – What a twinkie

    March 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Deb

    LOVE THIS!!! This sharp lady can deliver a scathing insult with the sweetest tone in Hollywood....she cracks me up.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Deb

    Nancy H and Joe, are you two related?

    Betty White is a very classy lady who has more grace, talent and generosity in her little finger than the both of you probably have in your teeny, tiny little pea brains.

    Ms. White is the epitome of what an actress should be. Young or old. I will be watching her new show and wish her all the good luck in the world.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  179. TEC

    Valerie Bertinelli eh,hmmm hmm, I'm still in Love with that girl? It's about time you were back on TV doing some acting. You been gone way too long. This sounds like it's going to be great. Oh and Nancy H, you need to work on your spelling. Start with smaller words and work your way up.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Dave

    Nancy H March 16th, 2010 3:07 pm ET
    I would really rather see her PETA suuporting face slammed into the mud. The would be funnier.

    You're worse than any PETA rep if your views about them would have you root for an 88-year old to be slammed into the mud. Know it's a play off her commercial, but you're still pretty scummy for saying.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  181. dubya

    to Joe...Betty White is a legend and because her M&M commercial during the Superbowl was so hilarious, people re-realized just how funny she really is and has taken a new interest in her. There is your one sentence answer.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  182. David B.

    We luv ya, Betty! I'll watch that show! How lucky we have been to have three talented Bettys: Betty White, Betty Boop and "Ugly Betty."

    March 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Floretta

    Betty's been on television since 1949, and hosted a live variety show in 1952, a time when the few women on TV were represented by mothers, housewives with dishpan hands and "ring around the collar" and dancing cigarette boxes. She was also a pioneering producer of her own show. She won her first of 6 Emmys in 1952 and has an additional 13 nominations. Her film career runs from 1945 to this year. Aside from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, the number of shows she has guested on is longer than your arm.

    In other words, she can teach folks – young and old, in any career – something about hard work, professionalism, perseverance, flexibility and grit, done with great good humor. I love the cast and hope the writing is up to their caliber.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Deb

    You go Betty White,,,,, and the Saint Olafians will be cheering for ya.... if it's not National Corn Day......... LOL.... and if someone shows them how.... I love her to pieces....... Much success

    March 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  185. MELANEE

    I am with the ones that think we need to have more sitcom;s with the great TV stars we have I love betty white she is great, and I hope this new venture is successful. I am so tired of watching these Idol show, bachulor shows, dance shows, reality shows. It is getting old. With all the talent in this world there has to be new shows, why do they do something like the shows in the 80's and 90's. Like Dallas. That was a great one. I liked the night soap shows.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  186. anonymous

    How wonderful to get to Bettys age and be loved and praised by everyone. Nothing bad to say about her. She is plain ADORABLE. God bless.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Niki

    Wow, I can't wait... she is so amazing!!! Good for her, at this age she still rocks!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Rose Niland

    Both Nancy H and Joe have to be so young that they still have mother's milk on their breaths!......Notice Kiddies you two are the only ones with nasty comment!

    I love her on Golden Girls, especially when she starts to those stories of St. Olaf......Priceless

    March 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Teri

    Way to go Betty. Hopefully you can bring some class, along with your TV mates, back to television. Reality TV really needs to be downgraded instead of it being all over the place.

    Nancy - Get a life.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Cindy

    Nancy H. you are a disgusting example for a human being, PETA has done just wonderful things, marvelous actually. For you to say anything of that nature just speaks for what a low life you are!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Libra

    Nancy H,

    Careful, Karma will bite you in the a**. With your negative state of being, you won't make it to 88, that's for sure. Remember, most of us will get old eventually, so treat others as you wish to be treated.

    Betty, you go girl!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Cheri

    I have always always loved Betty White, even when all the new actresses became popular. I don't know if I can even name five of the new actresses who are talented. Betty proves that talent and class never go away with age. It just keeps getting better. When you got it, you got it. Go Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  193. dorothy granet

    I love Betty White, I still watch all the reruns of Golden Girls. Where would that show be without her?

    March 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Rob

    To Nancy H,

    Get some class. While your at it, get your facts. Here is a snippet from a recent news story.

    Golden Girl Betty White recently expressed her disapproval with the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

    “They play dirty,” she said in an interview with “They not only give misinformation but disinformation . . . . They won’t listen, and it infuriates me. I’m sure they love animals but they should find out the facts.”

    However, Betty has worked with the organization in the past, starring in an anti-fur public service announcement with her fellow Golden Girls.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  195. stu

    don't forget ur depends betty boop

    March 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |

    Nancy H, don't leave anymore nasty comments, you get educated people like the rest of us very upset and bring them down to your level. WAY DOWN.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |

    LOL need to spell myself HEH HEH

    March 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |


    March 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Betty-Fan

    I like Betty as much as the next person, but let's get real. You people need to find bettery things to do with your time than leave mindless blabbering comments on this website.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Ron L. Burch JR

    Here's to the winner all of us would like to be! GO BETTY!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  201. CalgarySandy

    Betty White, you go girl. You are the best of the best. You have always rocked me into peals of laughter. Love you and congratulations.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  202. robin

    joe and nancy h should get together and slam each others face into the mud. whats wrong with you people.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Jeff

    nancy h: angry much? trolls like you shouldn't be allowed to use your parent's computer.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Jason

    Young or old, everyone loves Betty White!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Esther

    Nancy H. is just plain stupid. Perhaps her parents were siblings?

    Joe, she's been making memorable appearances in movies, she's been appearing on various talk-shows, one of which included her playing beer pong with Jimmy Fallon.

    A new generation is growing to appreciate her! Betty is hilarious, talented and I'm thrilled to see her having such a phenomenal career resurgence.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  206. JudyVu

    My #1 all-time favorite comedienne. Has been even before Golden Girls. Love her!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Betsy

    Way to go Betty White... you rock.. loved her in Golden girls and would watch anything she does -

    March 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Jay Kay

    The "H" in Nancy H stand for Hobgoblin

    March 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Michael

    This proves how beloved Betty White is! She is proof that if you stay true to yourself and your talent you will have staying power.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Donna F

    I totally agree with Beenz, I am so SICK of "Reality" shows that are not based on any real life that I've ever known. I want to be entertained by actors/actresses that take pride in their roles! You go Betty, I will watch you take out the trash!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  211. bess

    I used to watch her with my grandmother on Golden girls, Maud was her favorite, but Betty White was always my favorite!

    She's the coolest grandmother around! or should I say hot Mama!

    Good luck and look forward to seeing you on SNL Betty!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Erin

    This is going to be fantastic!!!! Go Betty!!!! She rocks.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  213. The_Mick

    Sounds promising. I loved Betty in "The Golden Girls, on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and even way back when she was a game show personality – and the first woman game show host on one of them.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  214. honeygiz

    I love this lady, she really can teach these new actresses a thing or two. she is one who know how to keep her career going

    March 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  215. sally

    Nancy H. should have HER face slammed into the mud for being a
    mean, nasty, small person.

    Betty White is great...funny, talented, and kind. This should be a good
    show and good for her to still have so much on the ball at her age!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Beenz

    A classy, great lady through and through. Her career has lasted a half-century-plus, because she's talented and gracious. Do you really think we'll be watching season 612 of the Bachelor in 30 years? Let's bring back ACTORS to TV!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Tom

    @ Nancy H...pretty talk – you are a beautiful human being!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  218. nash

    This was announced over a month ago on other entertainment websites.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Maryanne

    Let's "hear for the girl". Betty White is one of the funniest ladies around. I look forward to watching the new sitcom.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  220. mh

    Nancy H, you must be quite young because you certainly sound very immature. Regardless your views, respect for others is an ultimate must for succeeding in life. And no matter how you FEEL about it, Betty White is a legend and a wonderful lady to many, many people. Your critical remark, I'm sure, is unappreciated by most everyone reading these comments.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  221. M C

    @Nancy H – one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Victoria

    I love Betty White. How hateful to wish her face slammed into the mud. No one does everything perfectly and to suit others 24 hours a day. It is hateful to wish ill on her. Her heart is in the right place and she is a great talent!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  223. maya

    Betty White will outlive us all.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  224. P-Dub

    She's HOT!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  225. PK California

    The cast dounds GREAT! I'll be looking forward to this show!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Suze

    I'd watch anything with Betty in it. She's awesome. The new sitcom looks promising - I hope it's a success!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |

    Congratulations, Miss Betty! We LOVE YOU. We watch you every week-night on LIfetime re-runs of the "Golden Girls" and look forward to seeing you on SNL and your new show! Rock on!
    Little Rock, AR

    March 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  228. karen,g

    nancy h, what a nasty witch you are......

    March 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Patti H

    Nancy H–why is it necessary to leave such a nasty comment? Ms. White has always seemed to be an individual with a kind heart towards people as well as animals. Sorry the same cannot be said of you!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  230. LaLa

    I would rather see Nancy H. get some spelling and grammar lessons! Good for you Betty White!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  231. DeeWA2010

    I just LOVE Betty White. GOOD FOR HER!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Nancy

    Poor Nancy H. Quite testing beating up an 88 year old fabulous woman. Sorry you are SSSSOOOO jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  233. ruben

    betty is the real deal! she totally rocks!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  234. BG

    Loved Betty White on "The Golden Girls" and still watch the re-runs! Also, loved the small part she had in the movie, "The Proposal". So funny!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Nancy H

    I would really rather see her PETA suuporting face slammed into the mud. The would be funnier.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Bess B

    You go Girl!!! I am one of your biggest fans and may God bless you! You make watching tv worthwhile. I remember the days you were on Password with your beloved husband. I'm sure you will be successful in your new show.,

    March 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  237. laura TJ

    This I will look forward to. Great cast.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |

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