Pioneers of Television
If I counted right, you can hear Betty White say "I'm the luckiest broad on two feet" at least three times during the course of the "Funny Ladies" retrospective that kicks off a new season of PBS' Pioneers of Television (check tvguide.com listings). Who could or would want to doubt her? The evidence is right there in clips and stills from this living legend's earliest TV appearances in the 1940s and '50s, establishing her as a versatile broadcaster and gung-ho performer even before Lucille Ball made us fall in love with her — and blazing a trail for all who would follow.
As the daughter of award-winning Star Trek: The Next Generation makeup artist Michael Westmore, soap vet McKenzie Westmore makes for the perfect host of Syfy's eye-popping competition, Face Off, which kicks off round 2 tonight at 10/9c. Because she didn't just grow up in the biz, she also got to play around in it!