Netflix’s newest series will unite the streaming service with one of TV’s most beloved names.
Carol Burnett (“The Carol Burnett Show”) will be making her return to the small screen with “A Little Help with Carol Burnett,” a new unscripted series set to premiere on Netflix in 2018. The streaming service made the series announcement this afternoon with a short, funny online promo video.
The series – which will be co-produced by Netflix and Dick Clark Productions – will feature Burnett and a panel of guest stars bringing their adult problems to children. The kids will reportedly then proceed to give their own advice on the subjects, all while appearing in front of a live in-studio audience. Playing into the concept of the series, the announcement video features Burnett applying for a job at Netflix, with a (very young) employer at the company.
“Someone once asked me how old I am inside,” Burnett said in a statement. “I thought about it, and came up with, ‘I’m about eight.’ So it’s going to be a lot of fun playing with kids my age.”
“We’re thrilled Carol is bringing her unique sensibilities to Netflix,” Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content Acquisition for Netflix, said. “Carol is truly a legend in the entertainment industry with unprecedented success and fandom across TV, film and the stage, and we are both honored and excited to work with her.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working on our first series with Netflix,” Mark Bracco, Executive Vice President of Programming & Development for Dick Clark Productions added, “and to be working with a comedy legend like Carol Burnett is truly a dream come true.”