Magazine article Variety

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Magazine article Variety

News Briefs

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ABC Picks Up Burnett Pilot

Carol Burnett may be returning to television. The TV icon's comedy pilot, "Household Name," has scored a formal pilot pickup from ABC, Variety has learned. Amy Poehler is an executive producer on the project, which was created by Michael Saltzman. Burnett will also pull double duty, starring as an eccentric, larger-than-life actress in the family-driven comedy and serving as an executive producer. The multicamera comedy hails from Universal Television. Other exec producers are Brooke Posch of Poehler's Paper Kite banner, Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment, and Michael Pelmont of the Nacelle Co.

London's '1984' to Hit New York

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" producer Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin are bringing the hit London stage adaptation of "1984," the George Orwell novel that has suddenly become a bestseller in the age of Trump, to Broadway this summer. …

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