The future is looking golden for a popular TV series that recently met its demise on NBC. Thanks, Lifetime!
Off Their Rockers, the hidden-camera show hosted by Betty White, has been brought back from the dead by Lifetime and will begin airing new episodes in 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show has been picked for a 20-episode third season, which will again be hosted by the Golden Girls star. An official premiere date for the new episodes has yet to be announced.
Off Their Rockers, featuring elderly actors pulling pranks on younger people, premiered on NBC in April 2012 after a special promotional airing in January 2012 for Betty's birthday. The second season wrapped up in July 2013, and the show was canceled by NBC that month.
We're excited that this show is coming back! C'mon, who doesn't want more Betty White on their TVs? The show's second season brought in 5.3 million viewers and a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This isn't the first time Lifetime has nabbed other networks' sloppy seconds. It picked up new episodes of America's Most Wanted after the show was canceled by Fox, and it picked up Devious Maids after ABC passed on it.
So do you think this the news rocks? Or did you not mind that this show was off the air?
Source: Hollywood Reporter