The New York Post reports that Burnett will play "a former dancer who gets tangled up in the murder of a young couple." The episode, which is titled "Ballerina," will debut March 17 at 10 PM ET. Carol Burnett has been seen on the Broadway stage in Once Upon a Mattress, Fade Out—Fade In, Moon Over Buffalo and Putting It Together; Burnett received Tony nominations for her performances in Mattress and Moon and was awarded a Special Tony Award in 1969. She spent 11 years on "The Carol Burnett Show" and has amassed six Emmy Awards for her work on that program and several other TV appearances. Burnett's feature film credits include "Pete 'N' Tillie," "The Four Seasons," "Annie" and "A Wedding." A production of Hollywood Arms, the play that she co-wrote with her late daughter Carrie Hamilton, played Broadway's Cort Theatre. Burnett is also a Kennedy Center Honoree.
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" airs Tuesdays at 10 PM ET on NBC. The cast includes Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Christopher Meloni, Michaela McManus, Connie Nielsen, Tamara Tunie and B.D. Wong. For more information visit www.nbc.com.