ABC or­ders com­edy pi­lot star­ring Carol Bur­nett

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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.

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