Since it's going to be a busy weekend TV-wise, I thought I'd get a start early by pointing out that Betty White will be hosting a special Mother's Day edition of "Saturday Night Live" Saturday night (NBC, 11:35 p.m.)
White's been on a tear lately, earning kudos for her great Snickers commercial during the Super Bowl and recently landing a sitcom that will air later this year on TVLand -- the first original series that network has produced.
NBC honchos originally balked at the idea at having the 88-year-old White hosting the show, believing that she wouldn't be up to the challenge of doing 90 minutes of live sketch comedy -- this, despite the fact, that her acting career stretches back to the end of WWII.
But a Facebook petition and public support led the execs to change their minds, albeit by hedging their bets by recruiting former "SNL" funny ladies Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch et. al. to be part of the show.
So, get ready to celebrate a TV institution Saturday night. Oh, and consider this a reminder to go out and get your moms something nice.
THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: Bobby trades his soul to find out the location of the remaining Horsemen on "Supernatural" (CW, 9 p.m.) How do you make TV's most awesome show more awesome? By bringing back Mark A. Sheppard as a demon for multiple episodes, that's how. It follows a new "Vampire Diaries" at 8 p.m.
Dmitri has been targeted by a killer who wants to kill people who didn't have a flash forward, bringing in a whole new level of irony and self-fulfilling prophecies on "FlashForward" (ABC, 8 p.m.), followed by new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice."
CBS is all-new with "Survivor," "CSI" and "The Mentalist" from 8-11 p.m.
I was a bit let down by the musical episode of "Fringe" (Fox, 9 p.m.), which has had an awesome run of late. Let's hope it's a temporary hiccup. It follows a new "Bones" at 8 p.m.
A campus-wide paintball fight highlights tonights "Community" (NBC, 8 p.m.), which leads a new night of the NBC sitcoms, followed by "The Marriage Ref" at 10 p.m.
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