It’s been fifty years since the debut of The Carol Burnett Show – the first variety/comedy to be hosted by a woman and a show wasn’t expected to last one season but went for eleven.
CBS will celebrate that anniversary with the two-hour The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special – featuring Carol Burnett, original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, and guests ranging from Jim Carrey and Jay Leno to Kristin Chenoweth and Jane Lynch.
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will air on Sunday, December 3rd (8/7C).
Multi-hyphenate Carol Burnett (comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author) has been named the recipient of the 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award.
She will be presented with the award during the telecast of the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® (TNT, TBS) on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Ms. Burnett became best known as the host of The Carol Burnett Show (The 25 Shows That Changed Television’ – Variety, 2011) after appearances on The Jack Paar Show and The Ed Sullivan Show led to a regular role on The Garry Moore Show. From there she went on to write three New York Times bestsellers and expand into dramatic roles in movies and television. For further details, follow the jump.
On February 17, 2012, Walt Disney Studios will present The Secret World of Arrietty – Studio Ghibli’s adaptation of Mary Norton’s classic novel, The Borrowers. Co-written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi [a key animator on Miyazaki’s brilliant Ponyo], the English voice cast of The Secret World of Arrietty features Bridgit Mendler [Wizards of Waverly Place], Amy Poehler [Parks & Recreation], Carol Burnett [The Carol Burnett show, Horton Hears a Who], Will Arnett [Up all Night, Arrested Development], David Henrie [How I Met Your Mother], Moises Arias [Astro Boy].
Follow the jump for the trailer, official synopsis and three stills.