• Carol Burnett Returning to TV!

    by  • October 27, 2016 • Other • 3 Comments

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    Nearly everyone over a certain age has fond memories of watching The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for eleven successful seasons on CBS, picking up 25 Emmy Awards, 8 Golden Globe Awards and 3 People’s Choice Awards along the way.

    Few performers before or since were able to deliver deep belly-laughs like Carol and company, which is why so many fans were delighted to see that she will soon be making a return to TV.

    Last week, ABC announced that Carol will be starring in a new comedy series by Amy Poehler and Michael Saltzman.

    In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, Saltzman said, “I grew up — like millions of other people — watching The Carol Burnett Show, and idolizing Carol. It wasn’t just the hilarious parodies; her Q&As just showed her to be this warm, funny, relatable person… And then the very first meeting I had when I was trying to break into television as a writer was with Carol, who was exactly the same person in real life as she was on TV.”

    Although the project has only just been announced, we are hopeful that, given Carol’s commitment to quality, family-friendly entertainment, this new endeavor will be a refuge for families who want to sit down and laugh together.

     

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    Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large. She also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment. She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television. Some of those reports include: The Ratings Sham I & II, Dying to Entertain, Faith in a Box, The Sour Family Hour, The Blue Tube, and TV Bloodbath. She began her career with the PTC in 1997 as an entertainment analyst, documenting instances of inappropriate content on television. Ms. Henson has appeared on a variety of television shows including Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Big Story, CNN Headline News’ ShowBiz Tonight, CNBC’s On the Money, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, and CBN’s Newswatch. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across the country and has been quoted extensively in news sources such asEntertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg. Ms. Henson is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she received a BA in Government. She resides in Falls Church, Va., with her husband and their son.

    3 Responses to Carol Burnett Returning to TV!

    1. Ruthanne Johnson
      October 28, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know it will be family friendly with Carol Burnett in it. I’m looking forward to good clean entertainment that our whole family can watch. Can’t wait to see her again!

    2. October 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

      This days when violent, crime and sex are in every day shows is good to know there is going to be a good clean and funny show. Thank you to everybody that is involved.
      I believe what the children’s watch affect the brains.

    3. Judi Witt
      October 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Fabulous. Thank you Amy Poehler !
      Best news we have had in a long time !

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