Carol Burnett is going to star in a show produced by Amy Poehler because there is still good in this world.
Good news for anyone who has ever had any interest in comedy: Comedic legends and overall goddesses, Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler, are teaming up to bring us a brand new sitcom. Stop pinching yourself. You're not dreaming. This is real.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Burnett will star in the yet-to-be-named project with Poehler on-board as an executive producer. Be still our hearts.
The multicamera comedy will be produced by Universal Television and written by former Mad Men and Murphy Brown writer, Michael Saltzman. THR says that the show's plot "centers on a family who gets the chance to buy the house of their dreams — one that they could never afford — on the condition that they live with the current owner, an older actress (Burnett), until she dies." There is no way this could possibly be anything but amazing.
It's no secret that Poehler is a huge Carol Burnett fan (as is everyone). She and Tina Fey presented Burnett with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 SAG Awards, and in 2013 when Burnett received the Mark Twain Prize, she did a character as Burnett's long-time personal assistant.
Um, so ... how long do we have to wait for this show?