Carol Burnett Chats With Kids in New Netflix Series — Watch a Teaser

Should we start calling it Burnettflix now?

Comedy legend Carol Burnett will be gracing Netflix with her regal presence in a new unscripted comedy series, A Little Help With Carol Burnett, the streaming service announced on Monday. In each half-hour episode, the TV veteran will be teamed up with a panel of kids from ages 4 to 8, and they’ll offer life advice to celebrities and everyday people in front of a live studio audience. The series is slated to debut in 2018.

“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.”

Netflix also released a teaser for A Little Help, which you can watch above, where Burnett chats with a pint-sized “Netflix executive” who advises her to get an Instagram account and to “stay woke.” (The kid’s never heard of her, but he’s never heard of Julie Andrews or Dolly Parton, either.)

A six-time Emmy winner dating back to her years on The Carol Burnett Show, Burnett’s recent TV appearances include Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Glee. She also starred in a ABC sitcom pilot, Household Name, this past development season, but it failed to land a series pickup.

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7 Comments
  1. Jacob says:

    I hope the whole series is as precious and charming as this trailer is. It reminds me of when Ellen has kids on the show. those are always the best clips. I wait to see it!

  2. Stacy says:

    I’ll have to check this out. Carol Burnett doesn’t stop being funny.

  3. MMD says:

    It will be nice to see Carol Burnett back on our tv’s again. She is so hilarious and hopefully this will introduce her to a couple of new generations.

  4. jp says:

    It’s a bit of a play on Linkletter…if anyone remembers that. I am also sad to hear her other series was not picked up. It sounded interesting and I thought having Amy Poehler’s name attached would make it happen.

  5. Brigid says:

    God I love her! This looks wonderful, plus I’ll watch anything Carol Burnett is in. Best comedy of all time was the Carol Burnett Show!!!