TV Land Pays Tribute to Carol Burnett with Two-Day Marathon

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The cable channel TV Land, which celebrates classic television, will pay tribute to recent Kennedy Center Honoree Carol Burnett this weekend.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6 AM ET, the television network will air a 48-hour marathon of "Carol Burnett and Friends." The 30-minute series comprises sketches from the hour-long episodes of "The Carol Burnett Show," which was a CBS staple from 1967-78. The marathon will mark the addition of the comedy series to TV Land's line-up. The Emmy-winning "The Carol Burnett Show" featured Burnett along with series regulars Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner. Others who often appeared on the program, which featured comedy skits and musical performances, include Steve Lawrence, Ken Berry, Dick Van Dyke and Bernadette Peters. Among Burnett's classic characters were Eunice, Mrs. Wiggins and the charwoman.

Carol Burnett has been seen on the Broadway stage in Once Upon a Mattress (Tony nomination), Fade Out — Fade In, Moon Over Buffalo (Tony nomination) and Putting It Together. 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. A production of Hollywood Arms, the play that she co-wrote with her late daughter Carrie Hamilton, played Broadway's Cort Theatre last season. Burnett was awarded a Special Tony Award in 1969.

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