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Roseanne's Sitcom Comeback Will Happen on NBC

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 10th 2011 10:05AM
Roseanne Barr SitcomRoseanne Barr's new sitcom has been snapped up by NBC. The series, 'Downwardly Mobile,' features a group of family and friends living in a trailer park.

According to Deadline, Barr co-created the sitcom with her boyfriend John Argent and former 'Roseanne' executive producer Eric Gilliland. NBC has purchased the comedy with a script commitment and penalty. What's that mean? They have to pay up if the project doesn't go forward.

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Roseanne Working on Return to Sitcoms

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 11th 2011 1:30PM
Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr is heading back to scripted TV. The comedian and current star of reality show 'Roseanne's Nuts' is working on a new blue-collar sitcom.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Barr and her boyfriend/reality TV co-star Johnny Argent are working on the project, currently titled 'Downwardly Mobile,' about a family living in tough economic hardship. The project's home is 20th Century Fox.

'Downwardly Mobile' would be Barr's first sitcom since 'Roseanne' ended in 1997. Since then, Barr has had a talk show, a best-selling book and now a reality series on Lifetime.

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