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The official debut date for Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches is Friday, June 3, 2016, from 9:00 to 10:30pm Et. Check your local listings to see when it is scheduled on your PBS affiliate. Expect lots of laughs from Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Steve Martin, and Betty White.
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PBS is airing a new 90 minute special, Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches. The special features favorite moments, personally selected by Burnett, from The Carol Burnett Show. The sketch comedy and variety show ran for 11 seasons on CBS from September 11, 1967 to March 29, 1978. While the network wanted to renew it for a 12th season, Burnett wanted explore other kinds of work. The show returned in the fall of 1991 with a new cast, but was cancelled after nine episodes.
Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches includes sketches from the first five years of The Carol Burnett Show, which have not been seen in decades. Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches airs Friday, June 3, 2016, from 9:00 to 10:30pm Et. Check your local listings. The special includes skits with Burnett and Carol Burnett Show regulars Harvey Korman, Tim »
Carol Burnett can add another statuette to her shelf: the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award! The comedian, 82, considered a pioneer for women in comedy, was presented with the honor by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who introduced her during the ceremony on Saturday."She has deserved every award because comedy is much harder than drama. Comedic actors have to do all of the same things that dramatic actors do, but faster - but sometimes also with a chimp," said Poehler, who also zinged Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant. "So you slept in a horse and you ate bison liver. »
- Aurelie Corinthios and Aaron Couch
On Jan. 30, Carol Burnett will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award for her professional achievements and her humanitarianism. The legendary star of television, stage and film is acutely aware of the roots of both.
Show business held out an escape from the impoverished, chaotic, hotel room childhood she vividly depicted in bestselling memoir “One More Time,” and its stage adaptation “Hollywood Arms,” co-authored by her late daughter Carrie Hamilton.
The biz also allowed her to spread some sunshine around, though as she says, “not at first. We couldn’t give back because we had nothing to give. But once I started to make even mild salaries, I wanted to help other people, starting with members of my family and spreading out.”
Grandmother “Nanny” and Mama scorned young Carol’s pipe dream of attending college, let alone living the glamorous life of her beloved film stars. Yet the still-mysterious appearance of »
- Bob Verini
4 items from 2016
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