NBC Buys Betty White’s Hidden-Camera Show

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Actors Betty White (L) and Ed Asner appear onstage at the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on March 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Photo: Kevin Winter/2011 Getty Images

Betty White is doing her part to gray up NBC's rainbow-hued peacock. The network announced today that it has picked up Betty White's Off Their Rockers, a hidden-camera show that "follows a band of seven senior citizens who make it their mission to play pranks on unsuspecting younger people." The 89-year-old White will host the series, which is based on a Belgian show with the much-worse-yet-better name Benidorm Bastards. (At least it makes a little more grammatical sense than our version.)