â€œI feel sorry for anybody starting out today who might want to do what we did, because I donâ€™t think it can be done anymore,â€ Burnett said. â€œI donâ€™t think a network would have faith in it, nor would they want to put money into it. It would cost a lot more to do now what we did then.
â€œNow itâ€™s pretty much all reality shows, and they can only go so far. I miss variety. I miss singing, dancing, sketches, costumes, guests stars. Maybe somebody can come back some day and a network might have faith in someone who could do that. I can think of a few people who would be wonderful. Bette Midler, Marty Short. Two that come to mind immediately. Theyâ€™re funny. They can do sketches. They move well. They sing. Iâ€™d sure love to guest on one of their shows if that ever happened.
â€œBut itâ€™s really the suits. They run it.â€ (PBS, 8 ET/PT)