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CBS Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show!

The Carol Burnett Show, featuring from left: Vicki Lawrence (as Mama Harper) Carol Burnett (as Eunice Higgins), Tim Conway (as Mickey Hart). Image dated December 2, 1977. Copyright ©1977 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS

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).

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