ABC orders comedy pilot starring Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett could be returning to series TV, after ABC ordered a comedy pilot Thursday that would feature the legendary comedian as a star and executive producer. The Burnett comedy, Household Name, “follows a family who has an opportunity to buy the house of their dreams but under extremely abnormal circumstances, they must live with the previous owner: an eccentric, larger than life actress (Burnett),” according to the network’s description of the show. Burnett, 83, who starred in “The Carol Burnett Show,” a comedy/variety series that ran from 1967 to 1978, has guest starred in recent years in such series as CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0”, TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” and Fox’s “Glee.” Last year, Burnett received a Life Achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild and her other honours include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. “Household” features another big comedy name, Amy Poehler, as executive producer, with Michael Saltzman serving as writer and executive producer.