Carol Burnett to Star In Amy Poehler's Family Comedy Pilot for ABC

Carol Burnett Cast Amy Poehler Comedy ABC

Prepare to tug on your ears with glee: Carol Burnett is plotting a return to series television.

The comedic legend has been cast as the lead in a new ABC pilot from Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Saltzman (Halt and Catch Fire), our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series, which has a put pilot commitment at the network, follows a family who can only move into their dream house if they agree to cohabitate with the actress who currently lives there (Burnett) until her death.

Saltzman will write the pilot and will executive-produce with Poehler, Brooke Posch (Difficult People), Michael Pelmont and Dave Becky. Universal TV will produce.

Burnett, a multiple Emmy winner, is best known for leading her eponymous sketch comedy series in the 1960s and 1970s. Her 60-year career in television has included stints on All My ChildrenMad About YouGleeHot in Cleveland and most recently Hawaii Five-0.

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