ABC Gives Pilot Order to Carol Burnett’s Comeback Comedy From Amy Poehler

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In news that will please comedy fans of many a generation, Carol Burnett’s return to TV is nearing fruition. Household Name, the sitcom that’ll star Burnett and be executive-produced by Amy Poehler, has received a pilot order from ABC, Deadline reports. It’ll star Burnett as an older actress (for shame!) who offers to sell her house to a family on the cheap — just so long as she can stay till she dies. Michael Saltzman (Murphy Brown) is writing and executive-producing the project, which marks Burnett’s sitcom-starring debut. Best-loved for The Carol Burnett Show (so that title was taken), Burnett has made a few TV appearances in recent years, on shows including Glee, Hot in Cleveland, and Hawaii Five-0. Best of luck to Poehler, Saltzman, and the rest of the show’s creative team in their endeavor to sell bunking with Carol Burnett as some kinda chore.

Carol Burnett’s Amy Poehler-Produced Comedy Gets Pilot Order