Carol Burnett returning to TV


American TV legend Carol Burnett is returning to the small screen in a starring role.

She is set to star in an untitled multicamera comedy to be executive produced by Amy Poehler.

The project centres around a family who gets the chance to buy the house of their dreams on the condition that they live with the current owner -an older actress (Burnett)- until she dies.

Amy Poehler will co-executive produce the comedy via her Universal TV-based Paper Kite production company.

The script is written by Michael Saltzman (Mad Men, The Middle, Murphy Brown, Wings) with ABC (US) attached to the ‘put-pilot’, which will attract substantial monies if it is not picked up.

Over her legendary career, which has included The Carol Burnett Show, Mad About You and Carol & Company as well as episodes of Glee and Hawaii Five-O, 83 year old Burnett has amassed 22 Emmy nominations and at SAG Lifetime Achievement award earlier this year.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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