Forget everything you thought you knew about the older generation. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water with a cast of sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy and ready to party! America’s favorite comedy sweetheart sends a fearless band of senior citizens to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” an outrageously funny “hidden camera” show unlike anything viewers have ever seen. White, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, will star and executive produce the series, adapted from the hitBelgiumseries “Benidorm Bastards.” “People have been telling me that I’m ‘off my rocker’ for years,” says White. “Now I can prove it!”
From the moment the show begins, it’s clear that White and her gang are ready to take the world by storm. In the vein of “Punk’d,” the show delivers cleverly-crafted comedic stunts, candid moments and priceless reactions captured by hidden cameras. Sassy seniors are on a mission, targeting unsuspecting young “marks” with their irreverent behavior, from asking a young girl in a mall to sign a petition banning ugly people from reproducing, to having an older woman proposition a young man at an airport gate to join her in the “mile high” club.
As star of the series, the inimitable and charming White will be featured in brazenly funny sketches, providing saucy commentary between the pranks and sharing her engaging, comical pearls of wisdom. Turning 90 years old in January 2012, White remains one of the busiest – and funniest – actresses in Hollywood, whose credits range from the classic “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” to her current starring role on “Hot in Cleveland.”
Consistent with the fun, playful tone of White’s persona, the international version of the series has been sold to more than 20 countries and has received many awards worldwide. “Benidorm Bastards” won the 2011 International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series, and swept the Rose d’Or Awards, winning the Best Comedy Award as well as the Golden Rose for Best Program of the entire competition. In addition, the show won Best Comedy Format at the 2010 FRAPA Format Awards. The biggest challenge appears to be finding an audience on a very busy Monday viewing night.