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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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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. »
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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 »
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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show (1966-68) starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and his teen partner Robin the Boy Wonder. The show was a huge hit when first released and still has a loyal following today. The show was a clever satire, not only on super heroes but also on 1960s pop-culture in general. Cinelinx celebrates ABC’s Batman at 50.
In January of 1996, a mid-season replacement show debuted on ABC and became an unexpected hit. It was originally planned to be produced for the fall ’66 season but it was moved up to January. ABC’s Batman was part of its 1966 “second wave” programming, being one of 4 shows that debuted during the mid-season. (Along with The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Blue Light and The Baron.) While the other three are mostly forgotten, Batman became the sensation of the season—airing twice each week, »
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4 items from 2016
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