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February 16, 2011Posted by on
Roseanne Barr is joining the celebrity reality show world with her own series on Lifetime, the network announced Monday.
Over the course of 16 half-hour episodes, the comedian will try to run a 40-acre macadamia nut and livestock farm in Hawaii. Her writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and his son Jake will toil alongside her.
“I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real,” Barr says in a statement. “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!”
Lifetime Networks President Nancy Dubuc adds, “Roseanne Barr is an undeniable force of nature and the idea of following her in this unique premise excited us from the get-go. 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. We are thrilled she will make her long-awaited return to television on Lifetime.”
The series will premiere on Lifetime this year.
Barr is best known for her hit ABC sitcom Roseanne which ran from 1988-1997. She also hosted a short-lived talk show, The Roseanne Show in the late ’90s and was recently seen in a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers candy bars.
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