Carol Burnett Will Star in a New ABC Comedy Co-Produced by Amy Poehler


Carol Burnett hasn’t exactly disappeared from our TV screens since her groundbreaking variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, went off the air in 1978. The legendary comedian has had scores of guest appearances and recurring roles in the decades since, but soon she’ll be heading up her very own comedy series on ABC, Deadline reports.

The multi-camera comedy doesn’t yet have a title, but here’s what we know: It’s about a family who gets the chance to move into the house of their dreams, one they normally wouldn’t be able to afford. But there’s a catch: They have to live with the current occupant (Burnett) until she dies.

The pilot will be written and executive produced by Michael Saltzman, a veteran producer who’s recently been working as a co-executive producer of the AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire (and who got a boost early in his career from Burnett himself.) Amy Poehler, who recently presented Burnett with a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award along with Tina Fey, is also attached as an executive producer.