Viewers will have a special look of what goes on behind the scenes of “Hot in Cleveland” and discover never-before-seen footage of the cast and crew, in-depth interviews as well as favorite show moments and bloopers all from the third season of the hit sitcom.
America’s favorite 90-year-old comedian has joined Twitter.
For her first tweet, Betty White wrote, “Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me.”
Already with over 180,000 followers after debuting her Twitter handle @BettyMWhite, the “Golden Girls” actress followed up with other tweets promoting her new NBC hidden camera show “Off Their Rockers.”
With her traditional humor, one of the comedian’s tweets reads, “Hey @RyanSeacrest – my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we’re in the same time slot. I’ve always dreamed of sharing a night with you…”
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In this episode, Joy (Jane Leeves) dates a guy who she thinks is her teen crush Rick Springfield (played by Rick Springfield) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) wants to fire the cleaning-averse housekeeper (Rhea Perlman). Meanwhile, Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) date with a pretentious professor (Craig Bierko) makes her feel insecure and Elka (Betty White) is fed up with her writing partner Mamie (Georgia Engel).
Betty White received top acting honors at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® last night at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka in the TV Land original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.” This is White’s second win for her role on the series as she won the SAG Award® in the same category last year.
“Hot in Cleveland” is the network’s critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Emmy® Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The show is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.
“There are reasons that Betty White has been on television for over 50 years,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “She’s hilarious, her comedic timing is unmatched, and there’s nothing she can’t do. We’re grateful to work with her on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and couldn’t be more proud of her continued achievements.”
Betty Marion White was born on Jan. 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, which means that the lady who starred as the adorably ditzy Rose on the iconic TV comedy “The Golden Girls” turns 90 years old. And yet White still seems to be everyplace. She’s starring in a new comedy series (“Hot in Cleveland”), popping up on the Emmy® Awards, and is in general busier than actresses half her age — heck, even a quarter her age. Father Time simply doesn’t seem to affect the lady like it does the rest of us. With that in mind, Hallmark Channel salutes the world’s most beloved nonagenarian with a Golden Girls Marathon the day before birthday number 90. It begins on Monday, January 16 at 3 p.m. and runs for 11 consecutive hours, featuring 14 episodes that represent Rose’s Greatest Hits from the series that originally ran on NBC from 1985-92. The Rose-A-Thon kicks off with “Rose the Prude” (1985), which finds our favorite wacky dame reluctantly going on a blind date with Blanche (Rue McClanahan) only to have it blossom into a serious relationship. That’s followed at 3:30 by ”A Little Romance” (also from ’85), wherein Rose starts having second thoughts about marrying Dr. Newman since he’s a little person. Rose later battles age discrimination (4 p.m.); fends off a lesbian advance (4:30 p.m.); fears for her mortality (5:30); is forced to care for her late uncle’s pig (6:30); faces down stage fright while giving a eulogy at her aunt’s funeral (7 p.m.); deals with the intellectual friends of her college professor boyfriend, Miles (7:30 p.m.); crashes a high school reunion (9 p.m.); and undergoes triple-bypass heart surgery (9:30). What’s particularly amazing about Betty, besides her phenomenal endurance and vigor, is the fact that she’s appeared so effortless in switching character gears over the years. Consider that long before “The Golden Girls,” she’d starred as a completely different personality on the classic sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Let’s face it: This is Betty White’s world. The rest of us just look on in reverence and awe.
Bolstered by the success of hit original series “Hot in Cleveland” and “Retired at 35” as well as the modern classic acquisition “Everybody Loves Raymond,” TV Land scored its highest rated quarter in primetime since First Quarter 2006 among its target audience of Adults 25-54, according to The Nielsen Company. TV Land posted double-digit increases in rating and delivery in prime among its target Adults 25-54 demo as well as Women 25-54, Adults 40-54 and total viewers.
For the quarter in primetime, TV Land posted a 0.4/401,000 among its target demo of Adults 25-54, up +27% in rating and +26% in delivery over YAGO. Among Women 25-54, TV Land scored a 0.4/228,000, with double-digit gains of +34% in rating and +33% in delivery over last year. The network attracted 943,000 total viewers in prime, up +35% over 1Q2010 in prime.