Roseanne Barr's comedy pilot 'Downwardly Mobile' picked up by NBC
01/25/2012 by Olivia Allin
Roseanne Barr lost her reality series but will be returning to television with a new comedy on NBC, "Downwardly Mobile." The multi-camera show will show Barr as the operator of a mobile-home park and becomes a surrogate mother of sorts to her poverty-stricken tenants, according to The Wrap. "thank you fox, and nbc-eric johnny everyone-I'm excited to get a job on network tv again," Barr Tweeted on Tuesday. Barr will be co-writing and executive producing the series with Eric Gilliand. The pair worked together on "Roseanne." The project, which was originally announced in August, is being developed by 20th Century Fox Television and also involves the actress' boyfriend John Argent. Barr's Lifetime Network reality show "Roseanne's Nuts," which showed her running a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii was canceled in September after one season. "We are not renewing the series," a Lifetime Television spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the time. "Its finale was on September 16." "Roseanne's Nuts" debuted in July on Lifetime Television and its ratings had since then dropped from 0.7 rating among adults aged 18 to 49 to 0.3, Deadline.com said. "Glad you guys loved #roseannesnuts-@Lifetimetv decided not to renew it," Barr, 59, said on her Twitter page. The show also starred Barr's boyfriend, John Argent, and her son Jake Pentland. The three live on the farm with their two dogs, Moxie and Zim. The series also showed the actress taking surfing lessons, attempting to curb her snoring disorder, hosting a luau and dealing with menopause. Barr also details her life experiences in her book "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm," which was released in January. The actress shot 16 half-hour episodes of "Roseanne's Nuts." "If I could just get these nuts into the hands and mouths of hungry people I could be doing a good thing for the world," Barr told OnTheRedCarpet.com in July, while promoting the series. "Since I got through menopause, it's been really important to me to try to figure out how to save the world before I die so I don't roast in hell forever." Barr is best known for her hit sitcom "Roseanne." The show ran between 1988 and 1997 and earned four Emmys - one for Barr, who played the title role, a cynical working family woman, and three for Laurie Metcalf, who played her sister, Jackie. The show also starred John Goodman as Barr's husband.
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