NBC Goes Downwardly Mobile with Roseanne Barr
NBC has snagged Roseanne Barr's comeback sitcom Downwardly Mobile, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Like Roseanne, the comedy is about a blue-collar family — this time living in a mobile home community. Barr co-created the project with longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent and former Roseanne writer/executive producer Eric Gilliland, who will serve in the same capacity on Downwardly Mobile. Steven Greener, from Barr's short-lived Lifetime series Roseanne's Nuts, will also executive-produce. Under the deal, NBC must green-light the pilot.
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If NBC orders Downwardly Mobile to series, it would be Barr's first scripted series since Roseanne ended 14 years ago. Since then, she hosted a talk show, The Roseanne Show, for two years and starred in Roseanne's Nuts, which chronicled her life in Hawaii, where she lives on a 46-acre farm with 2,000 macadamia nut trees.