Newswire: Carol Burnett is coming back to TV, with Amy Poehler’s help

Deadline reports that comedy legend Carol Burnett is coming back to TV. ABC has given a put-pilot commitment to a new sitcom starring Burnett, written by Mad Mens Michael Saltzman, and executive produced by Amy Poehler. The new series will center on a family that purchases their dream home at a cut-rate price, on the condition that they allow its current tenant—an aging actress played by Burnett—to continue living there until she dies.

Amazingly enough, the untitled series represents Burnett’s first starring role in a sitcom ever; despite 60 years in the industry, she’s spent most of her time working in sketch comedy and as a guest star on a wide swathe of projects. (In the past few years, she appeared on Hawaii Five-0, Hot In Cleveland, and Glee.) Saltzman—whose other credits include Hell On Wheels and Halt On Catch Fire—is a long …

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