A TV comedy legend who has been nominated for a staggering 23 Primetime Emmys and 17 Golden Globes — winning six Emmys and five Globes — is returning to network television. In a coup for ABC, Deadline.com reports that the Alphabet Network has landed a high-profile Carol Burnett project that sparked a bidding war among the broadcast and streaming outlets.
ABC made a put pilot commitment to the multi-camera comedy, which will star Burnett, with Amy Poehler — part of a long line of TV women heavily influenced by Burnett — to executive produce through her Paper Kite banner, Deadline reports. The Universal TV production will be written and executive produced by Michael Saltzman.
“The untitled comedy is about a family who gets a chance to buy the house of their dreams — a house they’d never be able to afford under normal circumstances, but is able to under extremely abnormal circumstances,” Deadline reports. “They must live with the current owner, an older actress (Burnett) — until she dies.”
Also executive producing are Paper Kite’s Brooke Posch, 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Comedy Dynamics’ Michael Pelmont.