Roseanne Barr back in a sitcom? Why not…
The comedian who never holds back has signed a script deal with 20th Century Fox TV for a new half-hour comedy she will co-write with her boyfriend, Johnny Argent.
Titled Downwardly Mobile, it will explore similar territory to her 1990s hit sitcom Roseanne, revolving around an optimistic blue-collar family living in hard times.
Barr and Argent are executive producing with Steven Greener who also executive produces reality series Roseanne’s Nuts for women’s cable channel Lifetime.
A search is currently underway for a showrunner to board the project before it’s taken out to the networks.
Barr has also dabbled in the talk show space with The Roseanne Show. Last week she declared her candidacy for president on The Tonight Show, telling Jay Leno that she wanted to be part of the debates.