Betty White is coming to PBS!
No, it's not a new sitcom, it's a celebration of the icon called Betty White: First Lady of Television, and it premieres Tuesday, August 21.
This is no quickie bio, this is a serious doc that was filmed over the course of five years by the makes of Pioneers of Television.
Described as "a warm look at the life and career of the beloved television and film legend who celebrates 80 years in show business this year," it includes contributions from Valerie Bertinelli, Georgia Engel, Tina Fey, Valerie Harper, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gavin MacLeod, Carl Reiner, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Sullivan, Alex Trebek, and more.
In a press release, Jerry Liwanag, VP of Fundraising Programming at PBS, said:
Betty White has created some of the most memorable characters in television history. This new special reveals that she’s been a groundbreaking pioneer since her earliest days in the fledgling medium — both in front of and behind the camera. Her talent and creativity are timeless, transcending generations and cementing her legacy with each passing decade. She’s truly one of a kind.
He's got that right! Can't wait to see this one. I could watch anything about Betty White, and could watch it for as long as it were on.
Check out this great clip of Betty's second Mary Tyler Moore Emmy win: