NBC Books Prank Show–And You’ll Be Surprised Who’s Behind It

Mar 31, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC has inked a deal with a hugely popular TV star to do a hidden-camera prank show with a twist, Entertainment Weekly reports in its Inside TV blog. Unlike Ashton Kutcher’s popular “Punk’d,” this one will feature senior citizens pulling off pranks on the younger generation.

The mastermind behind the show is Emmy winner Betty White, who just signed the deal to host and executive produce "Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.” The show is based on an import called "Benidorm Bastards, Off Their Rockers."

Paul Telegdy, NBC’s executive vice president of alternative programming, said in a statement: ”Betty White is a comedic genius who escalates hilarity in any situation. Viewers will thoroughly enjoy watching her pull one over on the unsuspecting youth of America.”

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