Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Classic, Award-Winning Comedy "The Carol Burnett Show" with a Star-Studded Two Hour Special

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30 November 2017
The Carol Burnett Show
Courtesy of CBS
"The Carol Burnett Show: 50th Anniversary Special"
Sunday, December 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS
Carol Burnett, Original Cast Members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner,
Costume Designer Bob Mackie, along with Celebrities Jim Carrey,
Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, HarryConnick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno,
Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short
and More Will Commemorate the Groundbreaking Show

          Filming on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage, Burnett will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.
          “‘The Carol Burnett Show’ was a comedy showcase that was years ahead of its time. If social media existed then, clips from the broadcast would have quickly gone viral,” said Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation. “We are very proud of the show’s significant place in CBS’ legacy, as well as in television history, and we look forward to this primetime celebration of incredible talent, led by the incomparable Carol Burnett.”
          “The Carol Burnett Show” premiered on Sept. 11, 1967 and starred Carol Burnett, HarveyKorman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway. Airing for 11 seasons and a total of 276 episodes, the show earned a total of 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Variety-Music/Comedy Series. In addition, the show earned eight Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Television Show – Comedy or Musical, and Burnett received four for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.

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