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Carol Burnett To Make New Unscripted Kids Show With Netflix


Carol Burnett (“The Carol Burnett Show”) is returning to television on a new platform, according to THR. Netflix has just inked a deal with the Hollywood star for unscripted comedy “A Little Help With Carol Burnett,” which features Burnett in serious conversation with children. The series will have 12 half-hour episodes with several 4-8 year olds, who will advise adults and celebrities on how to solve real-world issues. The show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience, just like Burnett’s critically acclaimed series “The Carol Burnett Show.”

The show will be produced by Dick Clark Productions and hosted by Burnett. Burnett reportedly identifies with young adults, telling THR:

“Someone once asked me how old I am inside. I thought about it, and came up with, ‘I’m about 8.’ So it’s going to be a lot of fun playing with kids my age.”

Burnett is best known for her eponymous show, which she also hosted, and her career has spanned over five decades. She’s earned 5 Golden Globes and 6 Primetime Emmys, along with innumerable award nominations, for her work in television and film. She most recently played Steve McGarret’s Aunt Deb, on “Hawaii Five-0,” and Coach Sue’s mother on “Glee.” She also filmed her own scripted comedy pilot, “Household Name,” last pilot season, though it was not picked up, according to Variety.

“A Little Help With Carol Burnett” premieres sometime in 2018 on Netflix. Watch a teaser trailer for the show below.

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Written by Selina Mixner

Selina is a queer, half-Filipina fangirl who loves TV, film and corgis a little too much. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Literature and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Her rules for writing are simple: is it tattoo-worthy? If not, try again.


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