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Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special Announced by CBS

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special Announced by CBS
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By    |   Friday, 08 September 2017 11:10 AM

"The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" was announced Thursday by CBS, and the show will air Dec. 3 and feature Burnett, and original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, along with designer Bob Mackie.

The two-hour special will be filmed from the sketch comedy series' original location in Studio 33 in CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CBS noted.

"The Carol Burnett Show" included Harvey Korman, Lawrence, Waggoner and Tim Conway and won 25 Primetime Emmy Awards over its 11 seasons from 1967 to 1978, Deadline.com said. The series won the outstanding variety-music/comedy series Emmy three times.

Korman, also known for the Mel Brooks' movie "Blazing Saddles," died in 2008. Conway, a six-time Emmy winner, according to Biography.com, is currently 83 but there was no mention of him appearing on the anniversary special.

The show also captured eight Golden Globe Awards, including one for best television show – comedy or musical, and Burnett won the best actress – comedy or musical Emmy four times, Deadline added.

"I can't believe how fast the time went, and what makes me the happiest is that so much of the funny stuff we did still holds up today and we can share it with generations to come," Burnett said in a statement on the CBS website. "What a great ride!"

Leslie Moonves, chairman and chief executive of the CBS Corporation, said that Burnett's show was "years ahead of its time," Deadline.com stated.

"If social media existed then, clips from the broadcast would have quickly gone viral," Moonves said, per Deadline.com. "We are very proud of the show's significant place in CBS' legacy, as well as in television history, and we look forward to this primetime celebration of incredible talent, led by the incomparable Carol Burnett."

Special guests on the special will include "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, along with Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Shor.

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"The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" was announced Thursday by CBS, and the show will air Dec. 3 and feature Burnett, and original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, along with designer Bob Mackie.
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