NBC Celebrates Betty White’s 90th Birthday (Again) In All-New Special

betty_whiteWe always knew Betty White can do it all, but did you know that the Golden Girl can turn 90 not once but twice? That’s right. The “Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special” will air in just a few weeks on NBC. After a ratings success for the last celebration, it appears NBC didn’t want to let this opportunity slip by. In fact, Betty won’t turn 90 again. Or will she? In all seriousness, this special is to celebrate Betty’s 91st birthday, but it just doesn’t sound as catchy as her second 90th. Let’s face it.

Joining Betty White on this special are a number of major name stars. According to an NBC press release, Blake Shelton, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Rico Rodriguez, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Silverman will honor America’s comedy sweetheart, along with Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Also on hand to deliver birthday wishes will be Vicki Lawrence –reprising her popular title role from “Mama’s Family” — Katie Couric and White’s “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, as well as Zachary Levi, Larry King and Kate Flannery.

The special will include clips chronicling Ms. White and her illustrious career, as well as a performance from Blake Shelton written just for the guest of honor.

The special airs Feb 5 at 8/7c, followed by the special two-hour season premiere of SMASH at 9/8c on NBC!

Hot in Cleveland Goes LIVE!

Hot in Cleveland

TVLand is taking a page out of the playbook of shows like 30 Rock. Hot In Cleveland, which typically tapes in front of a live studio audience is taking it one step further in the summer of 2013. The comedy starring Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick will get a special supersized episode next summer as they go 100% live on screen for your viewing pleasure.

TVLand president, Larry Jones, released a statement today when the news broke.

“This is going to be big. It’s exhilarating because you just never know what might happen. We’ve got true sitcom veterans with the cast of Hot in Cleveland and I can’t wait to see what unfolds.”

The show returns on November 28 with it’s 4th season, which they are currently filming. The special LIVE episode will air June 19, 2013 at 10/9c. The length of the episode is yet to be determined. The west coast will not get another live episode, but rather a tape-delay of the east coast’s live show.

Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore Reunited!

Is it ‘Hot in Cleveland’? You bet!

The show premiers this Wednesday on TV Land, with Mary Tyler Moore as a guest star! That’s right! It has been 33 years since Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White appeared on screen together so be sure to set your Tivo/DVR! It’s bound to be hilarious!

Airs Jan 19, 10pm ET on TV Land.