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Where to Watch NBC's 90th Birthday Special for the Legendary Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love, premieres on NBC on April 26 and will showcase a storied career.

By Constance Johnson
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National treasure and legendary entertainer Carol Burnett is turning 90, so get ready to feel the love: NBC will honor the icon with a televised special, Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love, to celebrate her big day.

“I am so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends," Burnett said in a statement. "I cannot wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

How to Watch Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love

Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love airs on her 90th birthday—Wednesday, April 26—at 8/7c on NBC and stream the next day on Peacock.

When and Where Was Carol Burnett Born?

Carol Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 26, 1933.

A Look at Carol Burnett's Road to Stardom

The special will also remind viewers of Burnett's path to superstardom, showcasing some of the most beloved moments from her career on Broadway, television and movies—including her breakout role in Broadway's Once Upon A Mattress, her early appearances on The Garry Moore Show and her roles in the films The Four Seasons, A Wedding, Pete ‘n’ Tillie, and Annie.

The Show That Made Carol Burnett a Household Name

The special will also honor The Carol Burnett Show, which aired for 11 seasons. It’s widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows ever and was appointment television at the time. Indelible sketches, like the Gone With the Wind satire, are still bringing smiles and belly laughs to a whole new generation of fans 40 years later.

Vicki Lawrence, her co-star on the variety show, and legendary costume designer Bob Mackie, who created most of the costumes, will be on hand for that segment.

“This special is going to be the best party ever!" executive producer Mark Bracco said in a statement. "It will be an evening of music, comedy, and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one, the only, Carol Burnett."

Watch Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Wednesday, April 26 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.