Carol Burnett. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Carol Burnett has new project with Amy Poehler

Fans grateful that they’ve had this time together with Carol Burnett may be overjoyed to learn of another chance to laugh at the legendary actress’ antics.

Burnett could return to television via a multi-camera sitcom at ABC, although the project remains in the production stages.

Comedic genius will be behind the scenes as well, with Amy Poehler serving as a producer on the as-yet-unnamed project.

In January, Poehler and Tina Fey awarded Burnett the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Burnett’s series has a put-pilot commitment from ABC, meaning that the network will have to air the pilot as a series or special, or face steep financial penalties. Michael Saltzman (“Mad Men,” “Murphy Brown”) will serve as writer and executive producer on the project.

“The very first meeting I had when I was trying to break into television as a writer was with Carol, who was exactly the same person in real life as she was on TV,” Saltzman said.

‘PURPLE RAIN’ REISSUE

After Prince’s death, the memorializing of the artist is now turning to reissuing and repackaging his trove of classic and unreleased material. Aremastered, repackaged edition of “Purple Rain,” perhaps Prince’s most beloved album, is being released according to arrangements “agreed with Prince before he passed away,” according to a statement from Warner Bros. The package also will contain a “second album of previously unreleased material.”

The rerelease will follow a new 40-track collection of greatest hits, titled “Prince 4Ever.” That album will be out Nov. 22 in the U.S. Along with an unreleased single, “Moonbeam Levels,” the record includes hits like “1999” and “I Would Die 4 U,” plus fan favorites like “Batdance.”

The future of Prince’s rumored stock of unreleased material is still being decided, but if there’s any silver lining to the tumult of the settlement of his estate, it’s that new Prince material will likely be coming out for years to come.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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