Netflix to offer A Little Help with Carol Burnett
VOD News | On 01, Aug 2017
Netflix is teaming up with Carol Burnett for a new advice series.
The comedy legend will star in the unscripted show, which will see celebrity guests and regular members of the public receive help with their real life problems. The people giving the advice: kids.
The straight-talking four-to-eight-year-olds have become a regular fixture on the indie comedy film scene, so it’s only natural that Netflix, a major acquirer of indie films looking to expand its reality TV and unscripted originals, should mash the two together. Indeed, NBC has recently enjoyed success with Little Big Shots, a talent show featuring children interacting with a comedian. ITV, meanwhile, has expanded The Voice to include The Voice Kids. Add in Burnett, who has six Emmys to her name, and you have potentially winning formula.
The VOD service has ordered 12 episodes of the format, which will be recorded in front of a live studio audience.
“Someone once asked me how old I am inside,” said Burnett, in a statement. “I thought about it, and came up with, ‘I’m about eight.’ So it’s going to be a lot of fun playing with kids my age.”
“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, EVP, Programming & Development for dick clark productions.
The series will premiere in 2018.