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Hold up, Carol Burnett might be returning to television

Hopefully we'll see some ear-tugging on television again.

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It's been nearly 40 years since The Carol Burnett Show went off the air after eleven incredible seasons of laughter. While the four decades since haven't been void of comedy, they certainly haven't been as funny. 

Those looking for a good laugh again on television can stop their search. Burnett might be headed to the small screen once again.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Burnett says she's hoping for a television comeback in the near future.

"There's been talk of doing a possible show on Netflix," Burnett said. "I can't really say what it is yet. They're interested, and so we'll see."

She adds, "It's really just in the works."

Now that's exciting!

Burnett made a name for herself in the 1960s and one of the funniest comedians, which lead to the debut of her self-titled sketch comedy show in 1967. The Carol Burnett Show received rave reviews, attracting the biggest stars and the biggest laughs of the decade. 

Burnett has stuck around since The Carol Burnett Show ended in 1978, although she's never been attached to a project as monumental as her eponymous show. Recently, she's made guest appearances on Hawaii Five-O, Hot in Cleveland and Glee. 

Currently, Burnett is on a national tour with her show, "Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection." The 83-year-old comedian makes jokes and takes questions from the audience, similar to her the hilarious segment on her show. 

Burnett also released the book In Such Good Company earlier this week, telling behind-the-scenes stories about The Carol Burnett Show and why it was such a success. 

Recently, Burnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and reminded us why we love her. Even if her new show is a fraction as funny as her old one, we're in for a treat. Watch the segment below. 

The Whisper Challenge with Carol Burnett

Jimmy and Carol Burnett take turns guessing random names and phrases while wearing noise-canceling headphones. 
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