Betty White's Off Their Rockers
|Betty White's Off Their Rockers|
|Based on||Benidorm Bastards|
|Developed by||Tim Van Aelst|
|Written by||Kevin Healey|
|Presented by||Betty White|
|Theme music composer||Dee Snider|
|Opening theme||"We're Not Gonna Take It"|
|Ending theme||"We're Not Gonna Take It"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||36 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||21 minutes|
|Distributor||Red Arrow International|
(Seasons 1 & 2)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original release||January 16, 2012– present|
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 beginning with the third. The series is hosted by Betty White, and is based on the Belgian television format Benidorm Bastards.
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 aired 10 episodes before going into hiatus. The season was confirmed for 20 episodes but as of March 28, 2014, no information regarding the final ten episodes has been released.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Network||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||12||January 16, 2012||May 23, 2012||NBC||N/A||N/A||November 22, 2012|
|2||14||January 8, 2013||July 9, 2013||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|3||10||February 28, 2014||March 28, 2014||Lifetime||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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.
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 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 the Netherlands, the program airs on RTL4 but is renamed Benidorm Bastards USA.
Awards and nominations
|2012||64th Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program||Betty White||Nominated|
|2013||65th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|2014||66th Primetime Emmy Awards|
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