Netflix’s Burnett project
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.