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CTV picks up Kinetic Content’s “Off Their Rockers”

The Canadian broadcast net will premiere the Betty White-hosted prank series on January 16, the same night that NBC debuts it in the States.
January 9, 2012

Canadian broadcast net CTV has picked up NBC’s hidden camera comedy Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.

White, of renewed TV fame with TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, which also airs on CTV, is using her comedy chops to host the U.S. version of the European format Benidorm Bastards.

CTV will debut Betty White’s Off Their Rockers on Jan. 16, the same date that NBC debuts the show in the States.

The prankster series from Kinetic Content, in association with Hallock Healey Entertainment, features mostly elderly people going into the streets to pull a fast one on young people.

CTV acquired the series from international distributor SevenOne International.

Belgium indie producer Shelter created the original format for the program.

(From Playback Daily)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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