Hot in Cleveland is going live once again and with Betty White involved…anything can happen. The video above is evidence.
The 92-year-old superstar is doing not one, but two live episodes on Wednesday, March 26 on TV Land. White will step in front of the cameras with her Hot In Cleveland costars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, then head on over to The Soul Man with Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash. But don't worry, White's been doing this for years. From Life with Elizabeth to The Golden Girls, she's one of the most, if not the most, seasoned TV pros out there.
"We shoot in front of a live studio audience every week, but nothing is more exciting than working without a net," Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land, said in a statement. "The thrill of knowing that viewers at home are seeing exactly what's happening live on stage really amps up the pressure and makes the energy on set electrifying."
The live season premiere isn't the only special episode Hot in Cleveland will do this year. The sitcom is also getting animated.
"Viewers love that we take their favorite sitcom stars and put them in our original sitcoms, so we're sure they are going to love seeing these characters in an entirely new, animated universe," Jones said in a statement.
In the episode, appropriately titled "The Animated Episode," Melanie (Bertinelli), Joy (Leeves), Victoria (Malick) and Elka (White) embark on an around-the-world adventure. Viewers will see Elka's apartment for the first time and the episode will feature homages to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Walking Dead and Frakenstein.
Hot In Cleveland premieres Wednesday, March 26 at 10 p.m. on TV Land.