Betty White hosts new hidden camera show

Betty White to host new show: A new hidden camera show, hosted by Betty White, will follow seven senior citizens as they play pranks on others in Betty White's Off Their Rockers.

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Betty White attends her 89th Birthday celebration hosted by TV Land, in New York, Jan. 18. White is hosting a new hidden-camera show that turns senior citizens into merry pranksters. Betty White's Off Their Rockers follows seven seniors who band together to play pranks on younger people.

Octogenarian actress Betty White will host a new hidden-camera TV show called "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" in which older people play jokes on younger men and women, NBC said on Thursday.

White, 89, will lead a group of seven senior citizens who play pranks on others in the program that is based on the popular European television show, "Benidorm Bastards."

"People have been telling me that I'm 'Off My Rocker' for years -- now I can prove it," White said in a statement announcing the upcoming show.

White, a seven-time Emmy winner, co-starred in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s and in "The Golden Girls," about a group of senior women, during the 1980s and 1990s.

Her flair for comedy has made White as popular as ever in recent years portraying kindly older women who have a mean or mischievous streak. A comedy series in which she currently stars, "Hot in Cleveland," has been renewed for a third season.

NBC said it had ordered 12 episodes of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," but did not say when the show would begin airing on the network.

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