Published on Saturday, 01 May 2010 01:34
WWME-TV, best known as "Me-TV," is beginning a special two-week event next week, saluting Chicagoland native and superstar TV comedian, Betty White! With Betty White set to host the next new episode of Saturday Night Live (May 8th), thanks to an Internet-based grass-roots movement, Weigel Broadcasting's Me-TV figured this is the perfect moment to spotlight her on their Chicago classic television comedy station.
Beginning on Monday night at 7:00pm, Me-TV will air episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" that focus on Betty White's character, Sue Ann Nivens - the sarcastic, bitchy and horny "Happy Homemaker." The episodes will be hosted by former WLIT-FM morning show personality and "You & Me This Morning" contributor, Melissa Forman. She will have special Betty White video clips, interviews, trivia and information surrounding and in-between the "Sue Ann Nivens" episodes.
Melissa Forman knows Betty White well. She hosted the Museum of Broadcast Communications' "Brunch with Betty White" on March 15, 2009, interviewing her live on stage.
White, the longtime comedic actress, who is now considered a television legend, has won five Emmy Awards and was a 1995 inductee into the Television Hall of Fame.
Here is the Me-TV "Betty White Nights" schedule and show synopsis:
Monday 5/3: "The Lars Affair"
Phyllis finds out that Lars has been having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM-TV's The Happy Homemaker show.
Tuesday 5/4: "What Are Friends For?"
Mary and Sue Ann go to a convention in Chicago; Mary finds out that Sue Ann leads a lonely life.
Wednesday 5/5: "The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home"
Sue Ann gets Mary to ask Lou out on a date on her behalf. Lou accepts, not realizing who Mary's 'friend' is.
Thursday 5/6: "Sue Ann’s Sister"
Sue Ann becomes deeply depressed when her sister arrives and gets an offer to do a competing homemaker show in Minneapolis.
Friday 5/7: "Sue Ann Gets the Ax"
Sue Ann's The Happy Homemaker show is canceled but she is determined to stay at WJM and asks Mary to give her a job in the newsroom.
Monday 5/10: "The Co-Producers"
Mary and Rhoda are given permission to develop a new show for WJM but their dreams begin to fade when they find out that the hosts will be Ted and Sue Ann, who both begin to interfere with their plans.
Tuesday 5/11: "A New Sue Ann"
A young fan, Gloria, persuades Sue Ann to hire her for The Happy Homemaker. Sue Ann is less than pleased when Gloria plays up to the station manager and gets a larger role on the show at the expense of her own.
Wednesday 5/12: "What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?"
Initially delighted at the chance of producing The Happy Homemaker show, Murray quickly becomes miserable when he realizes the menial tasks he has to do for Sue Ann.
Thursday 5/13: "Once I Had A Secret Love"
Lou has spent the night with Sue Ann, and confides in Mary. Their friendship is almost ruined when Mary is unable to keep the secret.
Friday 5/14: "Sue Ann Falls in Love"
Sue Ann has fallen in love, but her new boyfriend is less scrupulous than he first seems.
Each of the above mentioned shows will air at 7:00pm on Me-TV. You can catch Me-TV with a digital tuner and antenna on WCIU-TV 26.2, on Comcast 223, RCN 14, WOW 17 (city), WOW 19 (suburbs), AT&T U-verse 23, DirecTV 23 or on Dish Network 23.