TV leg­end Carol Bur­nett signed to ABC sit­com pro­ject

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NEW YORK » Carol Bur­nett fans: You’d be glad to have some more time to­gether with this com­edy leg­end, and she’s likely headed back to se­ries TV in a pro­ject Amy Poehler will ex­ec­u­tive pro­duce.

Poehler pub­li­cist Lewis Kay and ABC have con­firmed the pro­ject, a so-called “put pilot” deal for a mul­ti­cam­era sit­com. Bur­nett, 83, has had a six-decade run on stage, in films and es­pe­cially on tele­vi­sion, where her “Carol Bur­nett” va­ri­ety show aired for 11 sea­sons on CBS, wrap­ping in 1979. Al­though she’s stayed busy on TV as both an ac­tress and co­me­dian, her most re­cent se­ries, NBC’s sketch­com­edy “Carol & Com­pany,” aired a quar­ter-cen­tury ago.

Bur­nett has won a to­tal of six Em­mys. Ear­lier this year, she was pre­sented with the SAG Life Achieve­ment Award by Poehler and Tina Fey.

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