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New Netflix Show Sees Carol Burnett Chatting with Kids


Carol Burnett is fronting a new unscripted comedy series on Netflix, A Little Help with Carol Burnett, in which the famed comedienne will have candid conversations with children between the ages of 4 and 8.

A Little Help with Carol Burnett will look on as Burnett and her guests—including celebrities and everyday people—present real-life dilemmas to a panel of kids, who give their opinions on how to handle the issues in front of a live studio audience. The 12×30-minute Netflix original is made by dick clark productions. It will become available on the streaming service next year.

“Someone once asked me how old I am inside,” said Burnett. “I thought about it, and came up with, ‘I’m about 8.’ So it’s going to be a lot of fun playing with kids my age.”

“We’re thrilled Carol is bringing her unique sensibilities to Netflix,” noted Bela Bajaria, the VP of content acquisition for Netflix. “Carol is truly a legend in the entertainment industry with unprecedented success and fandom across TV, film and the stage, and we are both honored and excited to work with her.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working on our first series with Netflix, and to be working with a comedy legend like Carol Burnett is truly a dream come true,” added Mark Bracco, the executive VP of programming and development at dick clark productions.

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