After bringing one 1990s ABC sitcom star, Home Improvement‘s Tim Allen, back to primetime with a new comedy series, 20th Century Fox TV is looking to do the same for another, Roseanne Barr. The studio has signed a script deal with the former Roseanne star for a half-hour comedy she will co-write with her boyfriend Johnny Argent. The project, titled Downwardly Mobile, will explore the same territory as Roseanne, revolving around an optimistic blue-collar family living in hard times. Search is underway for a showrunner to board the project before it’s taken out to the networks. Barr and Argent are executive producing with Steven Greener who also executive produces Barr’s Lifetime reality series Roseanne’s Nuts.
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