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A Little Help With Carol Burnett will be unscripted, filmed in front of a live studio audience and include a panel of 4- to 8-year-olds. Both celebrities and everyday people will bring their real-life issues to a gaggle of kids who will give their unfiltered advice, Netflix said in a statement.
In a hilarious video teasing the upcoming series, an 8-year-old boy interviews Burnett for a job at Netflix.
“What’s your résumé?” the child asks.
“I started a little thing called The Carol Burnett Show,” Burnett replies.
He then says with a straight face, “I haven’t heard of it.”
Burnett tries to explain how big her show was: “Well, I won a few Emmys for it.”
His comeback? “I got a trophy in soccer once.”
Burnett then peppers him with questions, like, “Do you know who Dolly Parton is?”
“Nope,” he replies.
Burnett: “She’s the one with, hmm, she’s very talented.”
Retaking control of the interview, the 8-year-old tells Burnett, “I’ll give you a shot.”
“Well, thank you. That was easy enough,” Burnett responds.
But there are rules with the job, and her young friend highlights them:
- Don’t use your phone to make calls; just text.
- When you sit, slouch.
- If you don't have an Instagram account, get one!
And with that, she did: @itscarolburnett is now live on Instagram.
The 84-year-old is one of many older actors finding new life on television, as AARP recently highlighted. Burnett also filmed a pilot this year for ABC called Household Name, executive-produced by Amy Poehler.
Netflix did not announce a premiere date for the 12 half-hour episodes but revealed that the show is coming in 2018.