EXCLUSIVE: Roseanne Barr is back in primetime as the star of a 16-episode comedic reality series for Lifetime.
The show, from Biggest Loser producer 3 Ball/Eyeworks and Full Moon & High Tide Prods., will chronicle the Emmy-winning actress and comedienne’s newfound life managing a fully-functional 40-acre macadamia and live stock farm on Hawaii’s Big Island alongside her long-time writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. “I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real,” Barr said. They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality – I’m all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!” The yet-untitled series will premiere later this year.
“Roseanne Barr is an undeniable force of nature and the idea of following her in this unique premise excited us from the get-go,” said Lifetime’s president and general manager Nancy Dubuc. “Roseanne is funny and brutally-honest, and our audience will relate to her decision to go on this adventure and create an entirely new life for herself.”
Barr is best known as the star of her her eponymous hit sitcom, which ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997. She returned to the network in 2003 for a reality show chronicling her efforts to launch a cooking and lifestyle show.