Carol Burnett will guest star on the Season One finale of Hallmark’s new original primetime series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. The new series from Executive Producer Martha Williamson (Touched By An Angel) premieres on April 20 (8pmET/PT) and stars stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Kristin Booth (The Kennedys), Crystal Lowe (Smallville) and Geoff Gustafson (Primeval: New World) as a quartet of Postal Detectives who track down the rightful owners of undeliverable mail. These redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow on time.
Season One will include 10 one-hour episodes, with Burnett joining the series’ other special guest stars appearing throughout the season, including Valerie Harper, Della Reese, Valerie Bertinelli and Marilu Henner. In “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Ms. Burnett will guest star as the grandmother of irrepressible (and adorkable) #POstable “Norman Dorman (Gustafson),” a core member of the quartet of unusual mail detectives. The season finale, guest-starring Burnett, is scheduled to air June 22.
“Carol is an American legend who has used words to bring joy and laughter, to encourage, inspire and heal us through nearly six decades of life,” said Series Creator and Executive Producer Martha Williamson. “It’s my privilege to welcome my hero and mentor to the show,” she added.
Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved, talented and prolific comedians in history. Her career-defining work on CBS’s popular comedic variety hour, The Carol Burnett Show, made her a television sensation, as well as earned her the distinction of being one of America’s most admired women in entertainment. The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years and received 25 Emmy® Awards, making Burnett herself a multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winner. In addition to her accolades for her television genius, Burnett has received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Burnett has also written three New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent one “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story”, for which Burnett received her second Grammy® nomination for Best Spoken Word.
Burnett originating the role of Winifred in Once Upon A Mattress on Broadway and is well known for her starring role as “Miss Hannigan” in the film production of the musical Annie.