Betty White to Turn 90 (Again) in New NBC Special

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Betty White 90th BirthdayBetty White‘s 90th birthday was so nice, NBC’s celebrating it twice.

The Peacock Net — likely thinking about the ratings presents it received for the golden girl’s shindig broadcast last year — will fete White at Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special on Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8/7c).

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The guest list includes The Cosby Show‘s Bill Cosby, Will & Grace‘s Sean HayesThe Voice‘s Blake Shelton, Malibu Country‘s Lily Tomlin, Chuck‘s Zachary Levi and White’s Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick.

Former President Bill Clinton (!) and Vicki Lawrence (in character as Mama from Mama’s Family) also will be on hand to pay tribute.

White’s first birthday special averaged nearly 14 million total viewers and a 2.7 demo rating and grew its audience as the evening progressed — as the comedienne herself would say, not too shabby for an old broad.



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Comments (18)

  • only NBC

    Comment by josh – January 16, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not that I don’t like Betty White, but could they at least call it her 91st Birthday, or Betty Whites annual Birthday special. You don’t turn 90 twice.

    Comment by Mike – January 16, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it’s supposed to be a joke.

      Comment by Eric – January 16, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow. Just… wow. You must be a blast at parties.

      Comment by Lauren – January 16, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know, I am, with that said I loved the first birthday special, I just feel the name shows NBCs desperation to remain relevant.

        Comment by Mike – January 16, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LOL with Lauren!

        Comment by TV Gord – January 16, 2013 09:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think they should go on and change the name from NBC to BWN, the Betty White Network.

    Comment by Polly – January 16, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE YOU BETTY WHITE!!!!!
    as for the Haters!!! show some respect!!! Life is too short to hate on other!!! you are mad because you are not famous or getting the attention! get a job, a real one working at Mcds or walgreen is not really a real job!!!! I LOVE YOU BETTY WHITE

    Comment by BETTY #1 FAN – January 16, 2013 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I for one am not hating BW, she is phenomenal and manages to still be funny at 90, almost 91, which is such a accomplishment. In hating on NBC.

      Comment by Mike – January 16, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There are Betty White haters?!?

      Comment by Amy – January 20, 2013 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC needs more than just The Voice and Revolution to stay afloat.. with two cycles and competing against Idol, Voice will be stale soon.. and serialized shows don’t tend to hold audiences for long, and Revolution has already been getting weaker.

    Comment by Mike – January 16, 2013 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last year’s 90th BD special was a laugh riot. Seriously!

    Comment by pantheralumguy – January 16, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say give us 90 more Betty White Specials as long as she’s up to it. God bless her at her age to be relevant as well as funny across so many generations.

    Comment by paul – January 16, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mr. Clinton sure gets around!

    Comment by Margie – January 16, 2013 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, more Betty is always better!
    I just hope they use it to give an extra boost to Off Their Rockers, which is airing on Tuesdays as well.

    Comment by Nick1372 – January 16, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The title of the special is a joke from Betty White. During an interview she was asked what she was doing to celebrate turning 91 she jokingly said she would have a 2nd annual 90th birthday party.

    Comment by Dylan – January 31, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the whole idea of her is fabulous. There is no one that I know who has accomplished as much and has given so much to our animals and is still going strong. There is no one like BETTY WHITE imo. Love her. Best of luck Betty!!

    Comment by Helen Stoops – February 6, 2013 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Betty White is my idol. I am so upset to have missed her 2nd annual birthday show. Will it be repeated?

    Comment by Elizabeth Toth – February 8, 2013 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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