Burnett and Poelher working together on anything could almost be good to be a whole pitch for show.
Living comedy legend Carol Burnett (and for how much the term “legend” is thrown around these days in comedy, it should noted that Burnett is a legitimate comedy legend) is aiming to return to TV. This multi cam project will star her as an eccentric old actress that allows a family to live in their dream home/her house so long as they live with her until she passes. Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions have been attached in the executive producing capacity, undoubtedly giving this show’s development path instantly have more heat.
At this stage, ABC has made a put pilot commitment requiring a monetary penalty if they don’t air the pilot. Given Poehler’s involvement, we are intensely curious to see how Carol Burnett will be plugged into a 21st century sitcom and if it’ll be as charming as when Burnett had her own show with her own name in the title.
With all of that said, we’re getting a kind of PG-retooling-of-the-classic-drama-Sunset-Boulevard vibe. Hopefully, that’ll prove to be a good thing.