(From left to right) Terry Bradshaw, Henry Winkler, Jeff Dye, William Shatner and George Foreman
TV Series Details…
- English title: Better Late Than Never
- Director: Troy Miller
- Writer: Paul Greenberg, Carol Leifer, John Kennedy
- Cast: Terry Bradshaw, Jeff Dye, George Foreman, William Shatner, and Henry Winkler
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Genre: Comedy, Reality TV
- Network: NBC
- Seasons: 1
- Episodes: 4
- Release date: 23 August, 2016
Did You Know…
- The series is adapted after CJ Entertainment & Media’s popular South Korean series Grandpas Over Flowers which also features four veteran actors in their seventies and a well-known actor in his forties as they go on a backpacking tour.
- Grandpas Over Flowers is the first and only South Korean variety program adapted by a North American national broadcast network.
- Better Late Than Never will be renewed for a second season.
- It was ranked as the no. 1 new broadcast show last summer in the United States with 8.1 million viewers.
… and lastly, five things you need to know …
1. It has a great, lovable cast
The shows features four cultural icons William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman along with a young tech-savvy comedian, Jeff Dye, who is known as the “bag carrier and human navigator.” They rely on each other during this cultural adventure, demonstrating the true meaning of friendship. You’ll also learn discover their true colors and how they changed throughout their trip. For instance, after Shatner, the oldest cast member, spent time with a Buddhist monk while filming the show, he became interested in Buddhism and meditation.
2. They travel to four countries and six cities
Who said people in their seventies can’t also have fun! The cast travel across Asia, wondering around Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Chang Mai. They navigate these beautiful places as ordinary tourists, without any bodyguards, translators, assistants etc. Their unprecedented escapades will definitely grab your attention.
3. It’s entertaining and … not to mention funny
When you’ve got two comedians, one actor, one former football quarterback, and one former professional boxer traveling together, there’s bound to be laughter and endless entertainment. Despite traveling on their own with no schedules or itineraries, their adventure is packed with hilarious cultural experiences, and unexpected situations. The places they explore and how they adapt to the environment will keep you on your toes and off your seats.
4. You’ll learn something new
Not the best GIF, but you get the picture! You’re never too old to explore something new and check off your bucket list. It’s a cultural shock for most of the cast. In every episode, they educate viewers on the interesting points of what the countries offer, such as Japan’s Nippon TV talk show PON!, K-pop’s popular girl group Girls’ Generation, Karen Hill Tribe and much more, and not so pleasant facts. (It’s too hard to even write it down).
5. It’s for all ages
Who said entertainment is only for the young?! This show defys a youth-centric entertainment industry, all thanks to the amazing, talented cast. It was ranked as the no. 1 new broadcast show last summer in the United States, with viewers ranging from 18-49 year olds. You’ll fall in love with Asia, and, most importantly, the cast.