On December, 2017, over 17 million people tuned in to watch the 50th anniversary special of one of the nation's most beloved television programs: The Carol Burnett Show. These fans proved that no matter how much time has passed, the comedy show will always be a hit.
The original series, which premiered in 1967, was one of the funniest comedy sketch series to grace our televisions. Starring the iconic Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner, the show went on to win 25 Emmys and eight Golden Globe Awards.
"I wanted our show to be more like a Broadway musical comedy review every week," Burnett told Inside Edition. "I also wanted belly laughs."
The show aired its final season, featuring Dick Van Dyke, in 1977, and many of the episodes have not been seen it went off-air in 1978.
In 1991, CBS brought the show back, but alongside Burnett were some new regulars. The show failed to catch on like it did back in the 70s, and as a result only nine episodes were aired.
After multiple spin-offs and failed attempts at a revival, CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has signed on a new deal that will see the original show returning to our small screens.