Two is definitely better than one as Betty White’s (HOT IN CLEVELAND) hilarious new series BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS, and new friendship comedy BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, premiere back-to-back on Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two (visit CTV.ca/two to confirm local broadcast times).
White’s hidden cameras capture her and a group of fellow senior citizens as they set out to pull pranks on the younger generation in BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS (8 p.m. ET). Then, girls will be girls in BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (8:30 p.m. ET), with two besties reuniting in New York City after living apart for years.
During a sneak preview on Monday, Jan. 16, 1.5 million Canadians watched the first episode of BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS on CTV. Overall, 3.07 million people watched some or all of the episode, and it was the #1 program in its 8 p.m. ET timeslot with total viewers, and in the key demos A18-34, A18-49 and A25-54.
The series, which encourages viewers to forget everything they think they know about the older generation, stars seven-time Emmy Award®-winner White, and a cast of sassy seniors, who head to the streets to pull shocking and hilarious pranks on unsuspecting younger members of the population.
Delivering cleverly-crafted stunts, candid moments and priceless reactions captured by hidden cameras, nothing is out-of-bounds for this group of seniors. Throughout it all, White is featured in sketches, provides saucy commentary between the pranks, and also shares her engaging and comical pearls of wisdom with viewers.
Living on opposite ends of the country could strain any relationship, but for BFFs Jessica (Jessica St. Clair, Bridesmaids) and Lennon (Lennon Parham, ACCIDENTIALLY ON PURPOSE) they remained as close as ever. After facing divorce, Jessica decides to move back into Lennon’s New York City apartment, and the girls quickly fall back into their old habits, including late-night gossip sessions and romantic comedy marathons. Lennon’s live-in boyfriend Joe (Luka Jones, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), handles it as best he can, but soon starts to feel like a stranger in his own home. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER is all about old friends, new beginnings, and awkward situations.
BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS is produced by Kinetic Content in association with Hallock Healey Entertainment. Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Betty White, Scott Hallock, Kevin Healey, Tim Van Aelst and Tim Gibbons are the executive producers of the series. BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS is adapted from the hit Belgium series BENIDORM BASTARDS. BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS is distributed by NBCUniversal, Inc.
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER also stars Stephen Schneider (HAPPY ENDINGS) as Rav, and is produced by Universal Television and American Work, Inc. Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover 2), Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Alexa Junge (FRIENDS, UNITED STATES OF TARA), Fred Savage (PARTY DOWN), and Ravi Nandan are executive producers. Donick Cary is consulting producer, while Keith Raskin serves as producer on the series. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER is produced by Universal Television and American Work, Inc. and is distributed by NBCUniversal, Inc.