Betty White will be the first to tell you that she's overexposed.
"What is this Betty White business?" the 88-year-old, who turns 89 in two weeks, said of her continued praise during Wednesday's Television Critics Assn.'s winter preview. "It's really silly. You've had such an overdose of me lately. Trust me, I think I'm going to go away for a while."
White just won an Emmy for hosting Saturday Night Live in May, landed SAG's Lifetime Achievement Award, starred in a Superbowl Snickers commercial, and guest-starred on Community, 30 Rock and The Middle.
Producers of her TV Land series Hot in Cleveland say her White-hot appeal has also attracted new guest-stars for the upcoming season. They include White's former co-star Mary Tyler Moore, who will appear in Season 2. "I don't think there's anyone who doesn't want to work with Betty," executive producer Suzanne Martin says.
"Mary and I have stayed friends through the years," White says of reuniting with Moore on TV. "We were great personal friends before I ever did her show years ago, but we haven't worked together in 33 years, so it was great fun. She's a dynamite lady."
But when asked what she is most excited about in Season 2, White says, "We've got a dog!"
Also guest-starring this year, All My Children's Susan Lucci will return for a cross-network crossover episode airing in February. Lucci portrayed herself in the Season 1 finale as the nemesis to Victoria (Wendie Malick), who was unable to accept her Emmy due to the tornado in Cleveland. Lucci took her spotlight and accepted it on her behalf.
"Susan wanted to come back and play with us," Malick says. "She comes to visit us and we do a show within a show — it's all so confusing, it boggles my mind. But at some point, Honor St. Raven will be doing a guest-appearance on All My Children.
Hot in Cleveland returns Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10/9c on TV Land.