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Carol Burnett to Release New Show on Netflix With ‘A Little Help…’

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Carol Creighton Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1933. The American actress, singer, and comedienne has had a career in the entertainment industry that spans 60 years. Best known with the boomer generation for “The Carol Burnett Show,” she has also achieved great success on stage, film, and television in a variety of genres. Coming in 2018, she’ll also be starring in a new role on a Netflix program entitled “A Little Help with Carol Burnett.”

Burnett moved to Hollywood with her grandmother, attending high school there and eventually studying musical comedy and theater at UCLA. Her breakout success came on Broadway in 1959 in “Once Upon a Mattress,” which she received a Tony Award nomination for, and soon after made her television debut. She garnered her own television special debut in 1963, starring as Calamity Jane in a production by the Dallas State Fair Musicals on CBS. Following that, she moved to L.A. and began the 11-year run of “The Carol Burnett Show.” She’s since appeared in many TV and film projects, including “Annie” and “Horton Hears a Who!”

Shared on the Netflix YouTube Channel, this clip from “A Little Help with Carol Burnett” gives viewers a taste of what to expect in 2018. The new Netflix series will be a half-hour, unscripted show, filmed in front of a live audience, featuring Burnett and a number of young cast members. A panel of everyday people mixed with some celebrity appearances will ask the youth (ages 4 to 8) for advice concerning their problems. At 84, Burnett continues to bring entertainment to the masses, this time on a streaming service, and the relevance is not lost on audiences. Netflix has welcomed a host of newcomers that are seeing the medium as a means to entertain, including Julie Andrews, Chelsea Handler, and Ellen DeGeneres. Families: get set for some new prime-time with Carol Burnett, streamed directly into your living room and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

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