MeTV has announced that it will be rebroadcasting early, rarely seen episodes of The Carol Burnett Show starting Sunday, April 14. The episodes will showcase sketches from the first five seasons of the beloved comedy series, some of which haven’t aired since they debuted more than five decades ago.
The Carol Burnett Show debuted on CBS in 1967 and immediately made history as the first series of its kind to be hosted by a woman. The show starred legendary comedian Carol Burnett and her supporting cast members Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway. It was repackaged for syndication as Carol Burnett and Friends in 1977, but only episodes from seasons 6-11 were included in the show.
The Carol Burnett Show still holds a place in comedy history as one of the last and most significant traditional variety shows from that era of television. It earned 25 Emmy awards and eight Golden Globe awards during its 11-year run from 1967 to 1978, making it one of the most acclaimed television series of all time.
“I’m thrilled that our show will be on MeTV, especially since many of the episodes coming up haven’t been seen since they were first aired,” Burnett said in a statement. “The fact that the show holds up after all this time is a testament to the writing and creative staff. It will be fun to see how all of us grew and changed over the course of the first five years. We had the time of our lives and I hope that our viewers will have the time of their lives!”
Burnett has personally won six Emmy awards and was the first woman to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She also received the first-ever Golden Globe for special achievement in television in January, an award named in her honor.
MeTV is a broadcast television network that focuses on airing classic television series. The Carol Burnett Show will be rebroadcast on the network Sunday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Monday through Friday at 11 p.m. ET/PT starting April 14. Watch a promo for the new rebroadcast below and find out more here.
Correction: MeTV is no longer affiliated with Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer.