Betty White to host senior citizen prank show
March 31st, 2011
05:26 PM ET

Betty White to host senior citizen prank show

NBC and Betty White are together again. The network that hosted "Golden Girls" for seven seasons has given White's new hidden-camera reality show the green light.

The 89-year-old actress will host and executive produce the 12-episode series, which is being called "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," but that's a working title. The show is based on an award-winning European program called “Benidorm Bastards" that was originally produced in Belgium.

According to a statement, “Betty White's Off Their Rockers” will follow “a band of seven senior citizens who make it their mission to play pranks on unsuspecting younger people."

Said White, ‪"People have been telling me that I’m ‘Off My Rocker’ for years - now I can prove it.”

The comedy series is just the latest project White has added to her to-do list. On top of starring in TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland," her book on everything from celebrity to sex, "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)," arrives in May.

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    April 2, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Roxy

    How funny that some ignorant young people actually believe that they will never grow old !Shall we old hags begin to dig your graves now? Because you know... you."Know it all" snot nose, spine less,lazy, arrogant, DISRESPECTFUL little children, we old hags have quite a bit of stamina left in us for just that purpose! Just remember this you little Jack Asses..for every senior that passes away,or you wish to. "Go Away" One of YOU youngsters take our Place in the Senior Realm!!! Ha! Ha! Ha! That is the BEST prank of all! Wonder what will b e said of YOU when it's your time and turn!!

    April 2, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Master Of The Universe

    EVERYBODY uses vulgar language on those 'ROASTS' Who died and made you the 'Dirty Word Na zi' ? EVERYBODY drops an 'F-Bomb' now and then, sometimes intentionally sometimes unintentionally! Why is it that all the younger generations ignorantly believe that THEY invented and have exclusive rights or 'Dibs' on EVERYTHING? The very fact that such a sweet natured, congenial, mature woman very rarely but occassionally drops an 'F-Bomb' now and then just adds to the ROTFLMMFAO factor. AGAIN it boils down to her brilliant timing and delivery and giggle factor! Get over yourselves, you didn't invent nor do you hold exclusive rights to the rare well timed and placed 'Dirty Word' in a punchline!
    'Ya still hit like a be-otch Muther F@*$er!'

    April 2, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. turd is a word

    Betty White likes to fill her colostomy bag with vodka to get super duper extra drunk.

    April 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fudgestick

    I would pork her. She is a gilf!

    April 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. martha1234

    Betty White is really funny..........just she still being tracked at Its weird if its true.....hahaha!

    April 1, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. Be Quiet

    what are they going to do? sit next to an unsuspecting young person and fill their diapers?

    April 1, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Diane

    They should just call it "Off Their Rockers" sounds greta and whio Better than with Betty White, wonderful old Lady, also an animal protector.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mike

    Betty White continues to debase herself all for the sake of gaining a little attention. Sad that such a legend has become a cartoon character.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ben Dover

    I'm sure it will be funny with Betty White involved. But I'm afraid that we will see a few broken hips.

    April 1, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. SS

    Young people are easy to prank and get the most upset !

    April 1, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa

    Love ya Betty! You can "punk" me anytime!

    April 1, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. Red in Denver

    I like Betty White, but I'm not sure shocking/scaring old people is a good premise for a show.

    April 1, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. marian

    Now you all are picking on senior citizen you all have sunk to a all-Time low what next ?taking your parents and leaving them in the woods?just becase they got old.getting old is not a diseaseor the end of the world but a part of the human experience.what are all of you afraid of?Love ya betty u go girl!

    April 1, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  17. JJsMom

    Betty White IS great! I LOVE her on "Hot In Cleveland", along with the rest of the ladies....She will be a real HOOT on this NBC show.....BEST WISHES TO YOU BETTY 🙂

    April 1, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  18. rawrmaster

    There's a funny cartoon about how they should make a Survivor-type reality show about determining the next reality show:
    Like Top Chef for reality show producers.

    April 1, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  19. WisdomVSknowledge

    Go Betty! You are an original and we can't get enough of you... punk'em good!

    April 1, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  20. Pbateman

    When is this annoying woman going to finally retire and get off the screen? These days talent means nothing and we just keep on recyling has beens who should have disaapeared many years ago.

    April 1, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jane

    Go Betty go! You go girl!! Laughing my bajeebers off with ya! Fur burger indeed!

    April 1, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  22. Repentigny

    Love Betty White

    April 1, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. dave

    Would she have gotten the job if she was Betty Black?

    April 1, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  24. geb

    Go B.W go

    April 1, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  25. Pam

    I hope if they keep that name they at least make it grammatically correct.

    April 1, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  26. Clarrisa

    All you Betty White lovers should know this, grow up and smell the coffee. She is a actress playing a role to entertain you Being obnoxious sells and that what she is doing. You don't really know her by watching her programs in the past, present, or future. You love the characters she plays not the person herself.

    April 1, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • LIsa

      Not true...have you ever seen an interview with this woman? She is hilarious; she has a wicked sense of humor! And she's warm hearted and her compassion for animals is truly noteworthy. Maybe YOU are only familiar with her roles but some of us admire her outside of her work.

      April 1, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. Michelle

    Love Love Love Betty White. She is a wonderful giving and nurturing person. I can't wait to see her new show! I am in my mid 20's and I love her to death. She's been on television longer than I've been alive and is still a hit. Not many people can say that. You go Betty lots of us support you!!

    April 1, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  28. spoox

    I would love to see this but I have a feeling this is somehow an April fools lol

    April 1, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  29. Ryan Richardson

    i don't have cable but I may get it just to watch this show. I'm 25 and I think that this will be a hit for every age.

    April 1, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  30. Rob

    Golden Girls was on ABC for 7 seasons not NBC......So is the new show on NBC or ABC. Who ever wrote this didn't do thier research.

    April 1, 2011 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  31. LEB

    She's so awesome. How many people get to offer so much to the world (even if it's just for entertainment) in their twilight years? She'll be doing what she loves until they put the final nail in her coffin, and bless her for it! We love you, Betty.

    April 1, 2011 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. Jules43

    I call "April Fools."

    April 1, 2011 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  33. charlotte

    I thank betty white is awesome people that talk trash about her are wrong

    April 1, 2011 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  34. chucky

    She's SO GGILF-Y

    April 1, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  35. tretrtre

    Headline "Betty punks teens..gets curb stomped."

    April 1, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |


    April 1, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  37. Joe

    April Fool's

    April 1, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  38. SLUUU

    okay lace, calm down

    April 1, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  39. Master Of The Universe

    Rock On Betty! Go Girl ! Truly looking forward to this! I have loved and adored you and your immesurable talents and gift for entertaining so many generations over so many decades! You are so genuine and Lovable! You are what REAL entertainment is all about! May God continue to Bless with all the best in life and many more happy healthy years ahead!

    April 1, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  40. @Jack Bauer

    Umm...Betty White has been an exceedingly talented Famous Actress/Comedian/All around Entertainer for DECADES............ numb nutz so how do you conclude that her 'Fame' or popularity is based on her age & that fact that's she's still coherent? Not to mention she's also still exceedingly vibrant, energetic and EXTREMELY funny and entertaining! You are a PhuqueTard!
    @Bob Saggot
    » You and you're 'tarded comments are not even worth me wasting my time... Criticizing you would be the equivalent of booing at the Special Olympics!

    April 1, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  41. Jake

    So old people on television need to be stupid, too, huh?

    April 1, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  42. lace

    correction!!above!! Please excuse my typo grammar/spelling police office, we all foget you are perfect

    April 1, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  43. scyeatts

    Betty is awesome!! Hope the show is a smash hit.

    April 1, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  44. lace

    Lol..ok. CNN couldn't post what I really wanted to post before which was a simple sentance w/o curse words but yet they posted my abovre comment. lol....unreal. Okaayy!! night everyone.

    April 1, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  45. lace

    Yes she is a Diva... The Head Diva in Charge Just saying from a NJ girl.

    April 1, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  46. Merrilyne

    Go Betty White! I met you in Hollywood 20 years ago, and of all the stars I met, you were by far the most congenial, courteous, and lovable one. Your stardom is not a superficial thing, it goes right to the core that makes you who you are. Betty, you have a good heart, and you will never be old! Success once more!!!

    April 1, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  47. Name*Steve

    She was great as SueAnn. Good luck Betty

    April 1, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  48. well well

    By the way ,I love you betty , you rock way more than they could understand . Peace be with you allways

    April 1, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  49. Kenny

    Love myself some Betty White and I don't care how old she is. She's cool, crazy but cool.

    April 1, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  50. justin

    The TV zombies just can't get enough. America is heading for a great future, TV zombies will preserve our freedom!

    March 31, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  51. carla

    Anyone who has made a negative comment about Ms. Betty White is either very young and the only talent they watch is some trash or is someone who is threatened by her talent. Worried she might take your job? Ms. White is a super classy woman and I hope she has some good years left to share with us.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. LB

    I'm so tired of hearing about this old hag. She's not funny.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Not funny? Really? I think it's YOU that's not funny. This woman has an amazing sense of comedic timing...just watch any GG or MTM episode. Sure, she's slowing down a little but she's still awesome!

      April 1, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  53. Antrice blackmon

    I love Betty since tha golden girls, ill b watchin tha show

    March 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  54. rita

    Betty, you are such a great person. Good luck........

    March 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jimzcarz

    Bless you Ms. White...

    March 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jack Bauer

    I am SO SICK of Betty White! She's a one trick pony and she's not famous b/c of her talent – she's famous only b/c she's SUPER OLD and still conherent. Stop encouraging her and she'll go away! (FYI – the same concept applies to Charlie Sheen)

    March 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ric

      I just pulled my cat's paw, and she farted.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ric


      March 31, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • rmhc

      I'm sorry that you were not loved by your grandparents or any one of a older age when you were young.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ronnie

      MR BAUER! Your remarks are distastful and unfounded. I do not feel that Iam as you wrote SUPER OLD and I am 80 and just getting started. Betty White a great inspiration to we SUPER OLD...

      March 31, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan Schellenberg

      She's famous because she's extremely talented and has had a career that's spanned more decades than you've probably been alive. But I'm sure she'll be devastated to hear that some random internet loser wants her to "go away".

      March 31, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • carla

      she's famous only b/c she's SUPER OLD and still conherent.

      Learn to spell you idiot. Also, it is ridiculous to even mention Ms. White in the same sentence as CS

      March 31, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • urandidiot2

      Jack, You are quailfied to belong to the School of Idiots. You're first in line looser!

      April 1, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  57. MadCharles

    Finally a new Candid Camera !!!
    Hey Betty, Remember me from What's My Line ?

    March 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  58. teddy pendergrass

    I still think Aunt Esther was funnier ! That look she would always give Fred Sanford was hilarious !

    March 31, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Carol Nelson

    Sorry, I am in the minority here..Loved Betty White in so many things she has appeared in but she has fallen into the trap liberal producers use to seduce older and willing actresses and actors to lose all shame and portray themselves often in a very poor light.....the older the dirtier they seem to get....... like if they don't take the bait they will be is really sad I think.

    March 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • carla

      You are really selling Betty White short. I think she is quite capable of making her own decisions on what she wants to do with her career. She has earned that right over and over. Betty, keep doing what you're doing.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • bigrudy

      Liberal producers? Do you have any idea what you're talking about? I'll bet they make you wear a helmet when you go outside.

      April 1, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
    • macadoodles

      She's probably crying all the way to the bank.

      April 1, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • toogoo

      I agree with Carol – Saw Betty White on TV doing a roast of some celebrity, and I had to turn it off – what a FILTHY MOUTH. I used to like her on Golden Girls but no more – wouldn't watch her ever!

      April 1, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • NoahFingWhey

      Carol – how did you manage to see the show already. I'd like to see it too! Please post a link

      April 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Bob

      Exactly my thoughts. Get the aging comedians, who succeeded by their skill and wits, to drop the f bomb in the vulnerable twilight of their careers, and, by lowering themselves, raise the younger crowd who can do little else. Disgraseful but predictable.

      April 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Stacy Harris

    I am disappointed that Betty White would lend her name to, let alone participate in, such a demeaning project.

    This is truly lowest common denominator TV.

    Stacy Harris
    Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
    Stacy's Music Row Report

    March 31, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Sorry, Stacy–I've heard of Betty White, but never heard of you. The embarrasing resume accompanying your name didn't ring any bells. Sorry.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • carla

      people have been making fun of the elderly for too many years, it's their turn. Love you Betty White, this is not demeaning to anyone. I really don't like media critics

      March 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • macadoodles

      She's not just participating and lending her name – she's producing it. Did you ever watch Candid Camera? Geez Stacy.

      April 1, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • nobody special

      Whats the deal with listing your resume stacy? I think Betty White has been around long enough, and is successful enough to not concern herself with what you consider a "demeaning project". She's a pretty amazing woman, and if she wants to punk someone I think she's earned it.

      Mr. Nobody
      Not a Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic just a fan of Betty White

      April 1, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  61. Ruth A Farella

    Betty White is a beautiful womam. I adore her and love her so much. I remember her a long time ago. She's funny, good actress, talk so sweet.

    March 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  62. meka

    I cant wait til it airs. I hope the first prank is for Ashton(punked).lol love them both.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  63. kelly steele

    You go girl been loving u since ROSE,on the Golden Girls.Keep telling them ST.Olve stories LOL!!

    March 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Bob Halley

    What a great and funny idea. And who, better than Betty White, to put it all together and pull it off? Can't wait to see what I am sure will be an instant hit big time. Go, Betty. All ages are with you on this one.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  65. michelle

    I am not old but I grew up on the golden girls and betty white! Last of the girls and she's still going? I hope to be that spunky if I make it to her age.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Lisababy

    Love Betty White! She's always a joyful characto! God bless her with many more years she is a gift.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  67. angela

    Betty White is a true diva!!! She sets the bar! Know it's gonna be a hit.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  68. dam

    I understand it will feature adult incontinence. They're calling the show "SlackAss"

    March 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  69. FB

    And she is no amateur...

    March 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  70. TJ

    I love Betty White too but as Sue Ann Nivens and Eunice's sister Ellen. I'm not into the whole Betty White phenomenon now but I'm glad to see her still very much active at at 89. You go Betty!!!

    March 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Beef

    'Off Her Knockers' is going to be awesome!

    March 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  72. betty ;

    I cannot wait for this hit. YoU go girl do your thing and prove to the entertainment arena that age is just a number. I wish you succ

    March 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cyn

      It's very good to see an actual old person on TV ... too often the old are ony shown as senile "burdens on society" ... and it's young women in the anti-aging cream ads, so of course they look good ... ditto on the "you go, girl".

      March 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Ashton Kurcher

    If she pranks me..I'll give her a roman helmet !

    March 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benny

      Ashton... It's not a Roman Helmet if you can't cover her forehead and nose! Silly little boy! Wish I was you though... Well done!

      April 1, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • CB

      Hey Ashton,
      Before you go saying nasty things about Betty, you might want to learn how to spell your own last name, genius.

      April 1, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  74. Garry

    I adore this woman..I hope the show is a hit!

    March 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mich

      I agree I love her

      March 31, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcnertny

      old people arent funny,they get laughed at for other reasons

      April 1, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Tomas

      Yes. Couldn't have said it better. Such a wonderful sense of humor, doesn't take herself seriously, and loves to get right into the joke. You go, Betty! We love you!

      April 1, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Tomas

      Oh, and mcnertny: you haven't got a clue. Save you posts for ebaum's world.

      April 1, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      She'd not manage to prank ME, unless she played like she was a tea partier...
      Still, gotta love her.
      She's still keeping active!

      April 1, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence

      When she breaks her hip, I hope those young nurses punk her back..

      April 1, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • over_and_out

      89?! She gets around good and i'm sure has seen A LOT. Go Betty!

      April 1, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Oh man I actually might want to watch this. A bunch of oldsters punking teens would be priceless. Put the snotty kids in thier place. Must see tv.

      April 1, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |

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