Net­flix’s Bur­nett project

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Libby Hill

The on­line stream­ing ser­vice Net­flix an­nounced Mon­day that com­edy leg­end Carol Bur­nett will be re­turn­ing to tele­vi­sion with “A Lit­tle Help With Carol Bur­nett,” an orig­i­nal un­scripted se­ries that pairs Bur­nett with chil­dren to tackle life’s dilem­mas.

“Some­one once asked me how old I am in­side,” Bur­nett said in a state­ment Mon­day. “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.”

Kids ages 4 to 8 will join Bur­nett as celebri­ties and ev­ery­day folks bring their real-life prob­lems to the show to get ad­vice in front of a live stu­dio au­di­ence.

“Carol is truly a leg­end in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try with un­prece­dented suc­cess and fan­dom across TV, film and the stage, and we are both hon­ored and ex­cited to work with her,” Bela Ba­jaria, Net­flix’s vice pres­i­dent of con­tent ac­qui­si­tion, said in Mon­day’s an­nounce­ment.

“A Lit­tle Help With Carol Bur­nett” is pro­duced by Dick Clark Pro­duc­tions and is the com­pany’s first Net­flix project.

This is the sec­ond tele­vi­sion project an­nounced this year for Bur­nett, 84. In Fe­bru­ary, ABC or­dered a pi­lot for the multi-cam­era com­edy “House­hold Name,” star­ring Bur­nett, though the se­ries has not been picked up yet.

“A Lit­tle Help” will de­but in 2018 and will fea­ture 12 half-hour episodes.

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