LOS ANGELES — NBC is doing its part to ease Betty White into retirement: The brass just axed her prank show Off Their Rockers.
Premiered last year, the show was supposed to exploit the abundant adorableness of the 91-year-old White, a former Mary Tyler Moore Show regular whose career reignited after she appeared in a Snickers ad during the 2010 Super Bowl.
Off Their Rockers is a hidden-camera reality show a la Candid Camera or Punk’d, with the gimmick that White and other seniors are pranking much younger victims, with guests including Kim Kardashian and Nick Lachey. The idea came from a Belgian show called Benidorm Bastards.
The last episode aired Tuesday with 4 million viewers.
Don’t worry, though. White still has Hot in Cleveland, her TV Land sitcom that returns for season 5 later this year.