Betty White dishes on what's next for 'Hot in Cleveland'
Betty White is gearing up for a second season of "Hot in Cleveland" and she says the show has "got all kind of goodies" for viewers. Be warned, minor spoilers ahead!
So what's in store for White's character after the season one cliffhanger left her in jail? "Well, we left Elka in jail, so we've got a fun way of getting her out of jail," White teases to OnTheRedCarpet.com. "And she and Max (played by Carl Reiner) get back together."
In November it was announced that White will reunite on the show with her former "Mary Tyler Moore" costar, Mary Tyler Moore. "Oh it was such fun. It was like old home week because we've never really been apart," White told OnTheRedCarpet.com at 18th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on November 6 about working with Moore again. The actress stops by "Hot In Cleveland" for a guest role on the show's second season premiere on January 19.
"We're been dear friends all these years but working with her again ... we spent the whole day hugging each other," White said.
According to a press release, Moore's character will "involve White's character Elka, who in the season one cliffhanger, was arrested."
Previously, White played the Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show from 1973 to 1977. Nivens was the host of "The Happy Homemaker" on the fictional WJM network, sort of a precursor to Martha Stewart, whose punch lines often involved sexual innuendos.
At 88-years-old White says the trick that keeps her going on set is that she loves what she does. White asks, "How could you not love what you do when you work with Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendie Malick?"
Malick gives White a lot of credit with the show's success with younger viewers, "This one kind of brought a lot of the young'ins to us, after being on 'Saturday Night Live'," Malick said. "I think she kind wrangled a bunch of young guys to our show."
"I did my very best and I'm very tired," White joked.
Check out the interview view with Betty White carried out by Chris Balish.