Everyone’s favorite octogenarian has a big birthday coming up: Betty White turns 90 this January. And since America’s Betty White fetish has backpeddled a bit since she finally got the opportunity to host Saturday Night Live last year, the honchos at NBC have a brilliant plan to make us all fall in love with the golden gal all over again.
TV Guide has the details about the dinner-style event:
Among the famous faces likely to offer on-camera tributes: stars from Betty’s series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Hot in Cleveland, as well as funny ladies from the NBC comedy lineup. Additionally, TV Land’s Cleveland is planning an episode centered around the birthday of Betty’s character, Elka Ostrovsky. The special is being executive produced by Brad Lachman, Steve Ridgeway and Jon Macks, whose credits include The Tonight Show, the Emmys and the Academy Awards.
Let’s hope the chances of a tipsy Mary Tyler Moore are high.
This isn’t the only big news for White. Vulture reported earlier this year that NBC is producing a reality show called Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. She’ll host the "hidden-camera show that ‘follows a band of seven senior citizens who make it their mission to play pranks on unsuspecting younger people.’"