The Real Roseanne Show

2003, TV Show

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Roseanne Confesses: ''I Faked It!''

Roseanne Barr's big comeback was aborted last summer when her two reality shows — The Real Roseanne Show and Domestic Goddess — were canceled within days of each other. The ax swung soon after it was announced that the one-time sitcom queen had to undergo an emergency hysterectomy. "I had a choice between continuing on or having an organ removed," Barr says. "I immediately chose having an organ removed." Well, there's a little more to the story than that. The reality is that ABC's Real Roseanne Show was tanking in the ratings, which didn't bode well for the then-forthcoming ABC Family spinoff, Domestic Goddess. Plus, as Barr laments, her first foray into unscripted TV "was too hard. It was all a big, big mess." For example, Barr reveals, Real Roseanne "was totally faked. They had me doing things on that show that I never do in real life — like get out of bed and shower and exercise and talk to peop read more

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Premiered: August 06, 2003, on ABC
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Premise: Cameras follow Roseanne Barr and her staff of family members at home and work as they create, pitch and sell a TV cooking show, called `Domestic Goddess,' starring the comic.

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