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Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Carol Burnett loves Netflix because execs "stayed away," unlike "too many cooks" on network TV
The star of A Little Help with Carol Burnett, which Netflix released Friday, says executives at Netflix were only involved in the creative process "when we were casting, and then afterwards, they left us alone. That’s why we got to be where we are." Burnett recalls that "when I was doing my show back in the covered-wagon days, they didn’t even want to read a script. Mr. Paley just said 'Go do it. That’s what I’m giving you the time to do, and if you’re successful, we’ll pick you up.' Nobody ever snooped around or bothered us. It was fabulous. But a lot of the networks now, they’ve got an army of people coming to comment and tell you how you should change something, and it’s very bothersome to me. Come on. You guys can’t do what we do, and we don’t do what you do. You’re the business people. Let the artists do their thing, and if we don’t get ratings, okay, it’s our problem. But there are just too many cooks now."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Carol Burnett learns to Instagram in a teaser for her new Netflix series, premiering May 4
Netflix announced comedian Russell Peters will co-host A Little Help With Carol Burnett with the legendary comedian. All 12 episodes are scheduled to drop on May 4, featuring celebrity guests including Billy Eichner, Lisa Kudrow, DJ Khaled, Mark Cuban and Taraji P. Henson.