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Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special

Filmed on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage, Burnett, reminisced about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and show bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.

CBS celebrated the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett’s classic, award-winning comedy series with THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, a two-hour star-studded event featuring Burnett, original cast members and special guests, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 , on the CBS Television Network.

Filmed on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage, Burnett, reminisced about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and show bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.

“I can’t believe how fast the time went, and what makes me the happiest is that so much of the funny stuff we did still holds up today and we can share it with generations to come,” said Carol Burnett. “What a great ride!”

The special also featured original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as other comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, among others, who joined Burnett to discuss how the revolutionary series paved the way for them and impacted their careers.

“The Carol Burnett Show” premiered on Sept. 11, 1967 and starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, 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.

THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL was produced for television by dick clark productions, executive produced by Carol Burnett, Steve Sauer, Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Paul Miller and Leslie Kolins Small, and directed by Paul Miller.

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