EXCLUSIVE For once, someone”s NOT laughing at “The Carol Burnett Show” — namely the guy who helped create the TV classic, and is now suing over a home video deal, but the catch is … HE”S DEAD.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in LA County Superior Court by Bob Banner“s production company … and according to the docs Bob had a partnership to co-produce the show with Carol from 1967 to 1972.
Bob died in 2011 from Parkinson”s disease … but according to the lawsuit Burnett and Time Life struck a home video distribution deal in the summer of 2012. The suit alleges Bob — or rather, his company — was cut out of the profits from that deal.
Banner”s company is demanding a full accounting of all profits earned from the “Carol Burnett Show” — including the home video deal … and, of course, wants its cut.
We reached out to Carol”s people, but haven”t heard back.