The Betty White Show

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The Betty White Show
Premiere September 12, 1977
Finale January 2, 1978
Creator Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels
Network CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company MTM Enterprises
Seasons 1
Episodes 14
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Betty White Show is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

Joyce Whitman, a middle-aged actress, lands the lead in a fictitious police series, Undercover Woman (a parody of Angie Dickinson's Police Woman). Joyce is thrilled with the show, but less pleased to learn that the director is her ex-husband, John Elliot, whom she unfondly refers to as "old pickle puss". He responds in kind, supplying his star with an oversized male double named Hugo, a sexy, much younger onscreen sidekick, and dialogue not nearly as sharp as her tongue. Also on hand are Joyce's best friend, Mitzi Maloney, co-star actor Fletcher Huff, and network penny-pincher Doug Porterfield.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Betty White Joyce Whitman 1
John Hillerman John Elliot 1
Georgia Engel Mitzi Maloney 1
Alex Henteloff Doug Porterfield 1
Barney Phillips Fletcher Huff 1
Charles Cyphers Hugo Muncy 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Caren Kaye Tracy Garrett 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 12, 1977 January 2, 1978 14


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