Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012– )

TVSeries


Betty White's Off Their Rockers (TV Series 2012– )
Betty White's Off Their Rockers (original title)

A hidden camera show where senior citizens play pranks on unsuspecting youngsters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
USA
IMDb   7.1 /10
TheMovieDb    6.8 /10
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TV.com  7.7 /10
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Creators
Creator Russell Arch
Creator Hisham Abed
Creator T.J. Chambers
Information
Release Date2012-01-08
Runtime30min
GenreComedy, Reality-TV
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
AwardsNominated for 3 Primetime Emmys1 win & 4 nominations total
CompanyKinetic Content
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
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Richard Reicheg
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Brad Slaughter
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Joan Kushell
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Michael Alaimo
Michael Alaimo
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Nick DeMauro
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Melanie Seacat
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Cris Tyler Leche
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Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Betty White's Off Their Rockers is an American comedy television series launched in 2012, that broadcast on NBC for its first two seasons and Lifetime for its third. The series is hosted by Betty White, and is based on the Belgian television format Benidorm Bastards.


Production

A sneak preview was released on January 16, 2012, in tribute to Betty White's 90th birthday. The show officially premiered April 4, 2012. White hosts the series, and also serves as an executive producer for the show.

On May 13, 2012, NBC renewed the series for a second season in the mid-season schedule. On July 11, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that NBC had canceled the series, citing a drop-off in ratings and low DVR viewership.

It was announced on October 18, 2013, that Lifetime has revived the series for a twenty episode third season. Season 3 premiered on February 28, 2014 and was confirmed for 20 episodes, but, in mid-season, the series took a three-year hiatus and resumed broadcast in September 2017.


Premise

The elderly play pranks on members of the younger generation, in the manner of Candid Camera, Trigger Happy TV, or Punk'd. It is based on the Belgian television format Benidorm Bastards.


Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
Season premiereSeason finaleNetwork
112January 16, 2012May 23, 2012NBC
214January 8, 2013July 9, 2013
320February 28, 2014September 12, 2017Lifetime

International broadcasts

In Canada, the series began broadcasting on CTV on January 16, 2012, in the Monday 8:00 p.m. timeslot, as a special preview, but moved to Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. on the CTV Two television system on April 4, 2012, after airing the first special preview episode. Since 2017, the series has run on CHCH.

In Norway, it started running on TVNorge on July 4, 2012.

In Germany, it started running on Prosieben.

In Australia, the program airs on the Comedy Channel, with a local version that premiered in 2012.

In New Zealand, the program aired on TVNZ 2 Sundays at 7.30pm, later shifted to Saturdays at 6pm.

In Finland, the program airs on TV5.

In the United Kingdom, ITV announced its own adaptation of the show. Following the American adaptation, it was also entitled Off Their Rockers but with different characters. The first episode aired April 7, 2013. The UKTV channel Watch began airing the US version on 13 August 2014.

In Serbia, the program airs on Prva Plus.

In the Netherlands, the program airs on RTL4 but is renamed Benidorm Bastards USA.

In Ireland, the program airs on TV3.

In Brazil, the original show airs on paid channel Multishow from Mondays to Fridays, and the local version airs on Sundays by SBT.

In India, the original show was aired on 10 September 2015 on Comedy Central India on Monday to Friday at 10:00 p.m.


Online media

In the United States, users can watch full episodes on the NBC official website. In Canada, people can watch full episodes on the CTV official website.


Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
201264th Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramBetty WhiteNominated
201365th Primetime Emmy Awards
201466th Primetime Emmy Awards