If you thought that NBC had already aired the season finale of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, you’d be wrong. The peacock network has announced they have a pair of leftover episodes and will broadcast them on June 25th and July 9th.
NBC still hasn’t announced if they’ll bring the senior citizen prank series back for a third season yet. It’s hard to say if airing these leftover episodes is any indication about the show’s future. The programmers could be considering bringing Rockers back for a summer season or they could have decided to cancel the show and just want to burn off these extra episodes. Either way, we’ll have to wait and see.
Here’s the press release with some additional details:
ORIGINAL EPISODES OF “BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS” TO AIR JUNE 25 & JULY 9; ED ASNER GUEST STARS IN SEASON FINALE
Plus, The Funniest Viewer-Submitted Pranks – Winners of the “Off Their Rockers Prankster’s Challenge” — Are Revealed Along with the Winners’ Names and Hometowns in Season Finale
Special “Best of” Episode From Season One to Air July 2
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 17, 2013 – Original episodes of NBC’s popular hidden camera series “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” are slated to air Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday July 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET, with a special “best of” episode from season 1 airing on the Tuesday in between, July 2, also at 8:30 p.m. ET. Ed Asner, White’s former “Mary Tyler Moore” co-star, will be the special guest in the final episode of the season on July 9. Plus, the winners of the “Off Their Rockers Prankster’s Challenge” – the funniest viewer-submitted pranks – will also be revealed in the July 9 episode, along with the winners’ names and hometowns.
The fun kicks off on June 25 with White’s sassy senior pranksters directing traffic inside a grocery store, giving movie-goers bad reviews of the movies they are about to see, and cutting loose at an arcade on a follow-along dance machine. Also, one senior gives a young girl a ticket for an absurd violation involving a statue, while another blows bubbles on unsuspecting shoppers.
Then it’s time for the season 2 finale on July 9, with special guest star and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner. First, he plays a lusty suitor of Betty White’s who she meets through online dating, and then later, appears as the prize White brings home from a charity auction. Also this week, an elderly woman enlists a stranger’s help to check off her “bucket list” wish to take a nude photo of herself, and two senior tricksters provide a celebratory martini to a jogger as she finishes her run. Plus, a man’s dentures accidentally fall into a cup of coffee he is supposed to be holding for someone, and a female prankster at a train station sneezes into her husband’s ashes, blowing them on to the horrified stranger sitting next to her. Also this week, the funniest viewer-submitted pranks — winners of the “Off Their Rockers Prankster’s Challenge” — are shown along with the winners’ names and hometowns.
Chris Coelen, Betty White, Emma Conway, Tim Van Aelst, Kathleen Burns and Matilda Zoltowski are the executive producers of the series, produced by Kinetic Content.
For embeddable clips and full episodes from “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/betty-whites-off-their-rockers/
What do you think? Will you watch the new episodes? Are you hoping that the series returns for a thrid season or, do you think it should be cancelled?