While not all comedy pilots are newsworthy on their own, there is something a little bit special about this one. After all, it’s not too often that a legend like Carol Burnett manages to find her way back to television.
According to a report from Deadline, the star of “The Carol Burnett Show” and many other wonderful things has a put-pilot commitment with ABC for a comedy executive produced by Michael Saltzman (“Murphy Brown,” “Wings”) and Amy Poehler. The premise here sounds pretty fun: A family who is able to buy a house that they would typically never be able to afford, with one key condition thrown in there: They have to live with a woman (Burnett) until the end of her life. Given that Burnett’s character is a decorated actress, we could imagine her not necessarily being the easiest person to spend a lot of time with … and that is probably the point here and a big part of the fun.
While getting a pilot out there for executives to see is a great sign, at the same time there is still a little bit of a road to get this on the air as a series. The show will have to cast the remainder of the important players, but we imagine that it will not be too challenging trying to find people out there with some sort of interest in working with Burnett. After all, why wouldn’t you want to if you want to experience comedy at its finest?
Ultimately, bringing back legendary sitcom stars for new roles is a trend right now, given that CBS has new shows featuring Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc on their schedule for the fall. Meanwhile, Ted Danson is doing a great job over on NBC’s “The Good Place.”
Ultimately, we hope to have a wide array of further information about this show over the course of the weeks ahead. Be sure to stay tuned for more scoop! (Photo: ABC.)