Roseanne Barr will soon return to prime time television, but don’t expect to see a rehash of her old domestic diva or daytime talk roles. This time she plans to show audiences the real Roseanne — the woman, the mother, the nut farmer.
“I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real,” the actress-comedian said in a press release about her still untitled series. “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!”
Yes, in some strange twist of reality TV fate, Barr is now living her “Utopian dream” by running a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii with her boyfriend and son.
“Roseanne Barr is an undeniable force of nature and the idea of following her in this unique premise excited us from the get-go," Lifetime Networks’ president Nancy Dubuc explained. “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.”
Expect 16 episodes of nutty farming action to premiere later this year.