President Joe Biden, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey will pay tribute to Betty White when NBC airs the special Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl January 31. Drew Barrymore, Valerie Bertinelli, Cher, Bryan Cranston, Ted Danson, Ana Gasteyer, Goldie Hawn, Vicki Lawrence, Jane Leeves, Jay Leno, Anthony Mackie, Wendie Malick, Joel McHale, Tracy Morgan, Jean Smart, Mary Steenburgen and others will also turn up.
The special will stream February 1 on Peacock. It will include clips and never-before-seen footage “that best captures White’s irreverent tone, spirit and impeccable comedic timing that are a hallmark of her decades-long career,” according to NBC.
White’s TV credits include The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland.
Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl is from Brad Lachman Productions and is executive produced by Brad Lachman and Bill Bracken. ■
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.