Carol Burnett is making a rare TV appearance on Desperate Housewives, as a villainous stepmom to one of the main characters. Burnett's character will make her debut on April 9.
Burnett will plays the role of Eleanor Mason, the stepmother of Bree Van De Kamp, played by Marcia Cross. Burnett told USA Today that she took the role because it reminded her of her favorite daytime soaps.
"I thought this would be a hoot," says Burnett. "I'm a soap opera fan...all these crazy things happen in this one town--just like in [All My Children's] Pine Valley."
Burnett says that when she read the script, she asked creator Mark Cherry to make her character "a little meaner. It's more fun to have those villainous takes."
For his part, Cherry is a big fan of Burnett's, saying, "I learned how to be funny watching Carol Burnett ...Read more
The Carol Burnett Show is one of Televisions greatest show's in history. Lasting 11 successful years starting in 1967 and ending in 1978 not without winning 25 Emmy Awards, 8 Golden Globe Awards and 3 People's Choice Awards.
CBS Broadcast History
September 1967-May 1971......Monday 10:00-11:00
September 1971-November 1972......Wednesday 8:00-9:00
December 1972-December 1977......Saturday 10:00-11:00
December 1977-March 1978......Sunday 10:00-11:00
Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or better)
#24 in the 1968-1969 Season
#13 in the 1969-1970 Season
#25 in the 1970-1971 Season
#23 in the 1971-1972 Season
#22 in the 1972-1973 Season