Roseanne 'planning TV comeback'

Sitcom in development for NBC

Roseanne Barr could be making a comeback to TV comedy.

She is developing a new sitcom for America’s NBC network which, if it comes off, would be her first scripted vehicle since Roseanne ended in 1997, after nine years and 221 episodes.

Little is known about the project, except that the producer is Steven Greener, who worked with the comic on her 2011 reality series Roseanne's Nuts.

Barr’s TV comeback will start with a guest appearance in The Office, starring in three episodes as a talent agent. The role is part of the same agreeement with NBC.

The new show is 60-year-old Barr's second attempt at an NBC series. The network last year turned down her show Downwardly Mobile, in which she would have played the owner of a trailer park. She had planned to reunite with Roseanne co-star John Goodman for the show.

Last year, Roseanne stood to be the Green Party’s Presidential candidate, and when that failed ran under the Peace and Freedom Party banner.

Since Roseanne ended, she has made guest appearances in My Name Is Earl, Third Rock From The Sun and Futurama.

Published: 1 Feb 2013

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