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Carol Burnett to guest star on 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered'

Carol Burnett poses on the red carpet during The 16th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC
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Carol Burnett is guest starring in Hallmark Channel's new series, "Signed, Sealed and Delivered," which premiered on April 21, 2014, according to a press announcement from Hallmark. "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" is a warm-hearted series from Martha Williamson, the executive producer of the hit "Touched By An Angel."

"Signed, Sealed and Delivered" is about a group of postal detectives, portrayed by Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. The ten episode first season has five special guest stars in the rotating role of supervisor. Carol Burnett joins a beloved group of stars in the supervisor role, including: Valerie Harper, Dick Van Dyke, Valerie Bertinelli, Della Reese and Marilu Henner. Harper guest starred in the series premiere and Burnett will guest star in the season one finale.

Williamson and Burnett, who did a star turn on “Touched By An Angel,” will be reunited for the first time since the series about angels communicating the message of God's love to people in need of the message. In “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Ms. Burnett will guest star as the grandmother of irrepressible #POstable “Norman Dorman (Gustafson),” a core member of the quartet of untraditional mail detectives.

"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....It's my privilege to welcome my hero and mentor to the show." The quote, from Series Creator and Executive Producer Martha Williamson, was provided by Hallmark Channel.

“I never cease to be amazed by the depth of Martha Williamson's relationships in this business, as evidenced by her ability to invite one of the all-time Queens of Comedy, Carol Burnett, to be a special guest star on ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered.' Ms. Burnett brings love and laughter to millions of people all over the world, and she is literally one of the most sought-after, legendary entertainers of all time. The reuniting of Carol Burnett and Martha Williamson will make for an unprecedented, must-see season finale,” according to Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

Carol Burnett is a legendary comedian, best known for her hilarious variety series, "The Carol Burnett Show," which ran for 11 seasons. "The Carol Burnett Show," which is consistently ranked as one of the best television shows of all time, received 25 Emmy Awards. Burnett herself is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, known for some of the most memorable moments in television history. Carol Burnett was unforgettable as Scarlett O'Hara wearing green curtains, complete with curtain rod, in a take-off of "Gone with the Wind."

In addition to her work on the small screen, which has most recently included guest appearances on “Hawaii 5-0”, “Hot in Cleveland,” “Glee” and her Emmy-nominated role on “Law and Order: SVU,” Burnett has 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 started her career on “The Garry Moore Show,” simultaneously working on Broadway, originating the role of Winifred in Once Upon A Mattress. Later Broadway credits included Moon Over Buffalo, Noises Off and Putting it Together. Burnett is also well known for her starring role as “Miss Hannigan” in the film production of the musical Annie.

A Kennedy Center Honoree, 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. In 2013, the City of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland Ave. and Selma directly adjacent to Hollywood High School, Carol’s alma mater, Carol Burnett Square.

"Signed, Sealed and Delivered" airs on Sunday nights on Hallmark Channel. The regular cast includes Eric Mabius as handsome group leader Oliver O’Toole; Kristin Booth as technophile Shane McInerney; Crystal Lowe as “girl next door” with a photographic memory Rita Haywith; and Geoff Gustafson as and lovable Norman Dorman.

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