Roseanne Barr launching Lifetime reality show

Roseanne-BarrImage Credit: Image Credit: Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage.comThe Barr is back: Roseanne Barr is returning to TV in a new Lifetime docu-series as she sets out to — believe it or not — run a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.

The program will follow Barr as she runs a 40-acre nut farm on Hawaii’s Big Island along with her writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and her son, Jake. She “uses a take-no-prisoners approach in shaping a Utopian dream for herself and her loved ones,” promises the release.

“I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real,” Barr said 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!”

“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 Nancy Dubuc, Lifetime president and GM. “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.”

Lifetime ordered sixteen half-hour episodes of the as-yet-untitled series which will debut sometime in 2011.

Barr starred in ABC’s Roseanne show from 1988 to 1997. What do you think about Barr’s return to TV?

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  • LL

    I think she is great and I also think she should replace Elizabeth H. on the View!

    • duude

      Come on, Roseanne. Leave the blogging to others.

      • Ida

        How do I contact Rosanne, can you help me

    • proudnot2bliberal

      OK flash she was already on the dim View after the other mad cow rosie odonell had her mental break down. Roseanne only lasted a few episodes she was so horrible

      • Lisa

        I love rossanne i grew up watching her . And her showes are reality and everyday life. If u think it sucks your life must be as well .

    • stu

      SHE ALREADY DID A REALITY SHOW years back. also a talk show.
      Roseannes comedy show stopped being funny after season 3.

      • Rush

        Are you kidding? It stopped being funny after season 1 after she bathed in the fame fountain.

      • PM

        No, Roseanne stopped being funny in only the final season in 1996-1997 with the lottery theme. Very greed driven. It was on such a roll for 5 to 6 years until that 9th season. The writing and acting were the weakest that season. Roseanne can defend that season all she wants but I didn’t like it at all!

      • Jen

        hey thats so wrong! her show started to stink after she won the lottery and dan died. other than that it was totally funny cause we could all relate. I love rosanne myself. hope this new venture for her works out well. I still watch reruns of her sitcom. Love it.

    • NCconservative

      Are you and idiot? Hasselback is the only one on that show who makes any sense. The rest are a bunch of liberal blowhards.

      • Jen E.

        The only thing that Elizabeth Hasselbeck makes sense of is her unabashed stupidity. (Which she does very, very well.)

      • Squiggy

        Hasselbeck tells it the way she see’s it. All the others tell it the way the leftist playbook says to tell it. She’s the only one who’s not a robot.

      • Sara

        Jen E’s comment is so sad – and so typical. Anyone who doesn’t march in lock step with her, anyone who dares to have a different view from her, is labeled ‘stupid’ by Jen.

      • SallyG

        Jen E. is a typical pathetic liberal moron. She simply refuses to see what is so blatantly on display ever day, that is the fact that Hasselback is the only girl on the View that thinks for herself and formulates her own opinions.

      • Bubba Six Pack

        Sara’s comment is so sad – and so typical. Anyone who doesn’t march in lock step with her, anyone who dares to have a different view from her, is labeled ‘stupid’ by Sara.

      • Ben Dover

        Why come down on Jen E for saying what she thinks? She is doing what Hasselbeck does. But Jen E, and others, needs to look up the term “argumentum ad hominem”. Which basically means if you cannot come up with a valid argument against someones opinion or message, attack the person. Reject the person’s idea or opinion because you do not like something about the person, regardless if the idea or opinion is valid.

        It serves no purpose to call people names like stupid or a moron simply because they have a different political view than yours. Our founding fathers all had opposing viewpoints. But it was through cooperation and working through their differences that forged this country. Sadly many of the issues that the founding fathers fought to prevent from happening in our government, are now destroying this country.

        Please, people, if you cannot make an intelligent argument against someone’s opinion, it is better not to say anything at all.

      • Tina

        Hasselback is further right than any of the others are left. She doesn’t form her own opinions. She’s a lunatic.

      • Gort

        Nearly everybody on network TV is a carefully scripted robot painted to appeal to liberals, conservatives, or something in between. Barbabra Walters, Snookie, and even Roseanne ALL follow some script approved somewhere. Do you think sponsors are really going to let “Thinking” and “highminded opinions” get in the way of business?” Grow up. That’s exactly why you have Snookie, Roseanne, and The View.

      • David

        Poor Jen E. All fanged up and no-one to bite.

      • A

        Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, left or right, Hasselbeck is a moron regardless.

      • DisMySh!t

        True. The older celebrities try to stay in touch with everything so they over do it and get so loud and annoying. It’s like, no one cares what you think just cuz you’re famous

    • Rush

      Rosanne has been divorced from reality for so long that this show will be full of fail. It’ll be more embarassing for her than Kirstie Alley’s or Anna Nicole’s shows were for their subjects.

      • skg

        LL, you must be as delusional as she is. In her conversation with Oprah she spoke very seriously about her thought process being limited and it is not based in reality a large portion of the time. Your desparaging of Elizabeth Hasselback is more revealing of you than her….

      • cameobrooch

        Not to mention LL’s disparaging of EH…

    • A.Men

      Won’t watch. I’d rather watch Animal Planet.

      • tam

        It’s less beastly, for sure

    • tam

      If all you want is five hags spewing the lib party line, I guess that makes sense. You libs sure are an intolerant lot. God forbid even one person disagrees with your dogmas.

    • cici217

      I wouldn’t mind an empty chair replacing EH on The View.

    • debi

      Roseanne rocks cant wait to have here back, she is real and funny an my one true idol.The one person i want to meet before I die.

    • victoria


    • cecigroce

      A hahaha… Awesome!!

    • Carol

      I totally agree with debi, Roseanne is all about the real life and she is not afriad to say so, I watch all her reruns and all the new shows. Yes I want to meet her befor i die.

  • Marianna

    Been there, done that, the only difference is that now we’re following her around on the macadamia nut farm.

  • Simon

    I loved her in Roseanne and really wish she would do another sitcom but a reality show? Sorry, not that interested. I like the fictional Roseanne better than the real one sorry to say..

    • voiceofreason

      Simon, if not now, please get help soon.

      • Maureen

        WTH are you talking about?

      • voiceofreason

        Hi Maureen. How are you?

    • Ali

      Just can’t get past the image of hearing her “sing” the National Anthem years ago at a ball game. She made a mockery of our Anthem then grabbed her crotch. Not a pretty picture, she totally slapped us all in the face.

      • davey

        Now THAT’S how you sing a national anthem!

      • Susan

        At least she got the words right.


        She is disgusting…I agree…I remember her singing the National Anthem and spitting afterword. Her show is not allowed on in my house….fat pig!

      • trystan

        She spit and grabbed her crotch a baseball game….yeah that’s new. I thought it was a requirement. If you ever listened to the explanation, she was trying to be ‘one of the guys’. It was a joke gone bad. It’s a song, relax.

  • Loser17

    I Find her annoying.

  • Serena

    I think she should make a Roseanne reunion show. Same charachters (original Becky) like where they all would be now. Just a suggestion

  • cathie freeman

    love love love rosanne barr,hopefully we will get her show in australia,i have all season’s of ‘Roseanne’.

    • Harley2002

      We can send her over there if you like. Would gladly like to ship here to some other spot on the planet.

      • What?

        Do you have any idea how much those shipping costs would be?

      • JackSo

        Errr…large load, probably a whole container…$4K and well worth it.

    • Nielsen

      I also love Roseanne….BUT I think her new show will be dropped as quick as Sarah Palins was. Not enough drama and too many enemies at this point. She either loved or hated.

  • jfms777

    She broke ground with “Roseanne.” Who
    knows? Maybe she can break ground with a reality show. The whole reality genre could use new ground. She could be the one to do it.

    • proudnot2bliberal

      she broke gound because her fat but walked on it

      • proud2knowhow2spell


  • Monty

    What’s the over/under on this being called “Roseanne’s Nuts”?

    • Simon

      Perfect name for the show. Couldn’t suit her better!

      • cw

        i hate reading what you morons think about anything.

  • damian

    I recently discovered that they now stream all 9 seasons of Roseanne on netflix. To this day, I still miss that show and wish it would come back. I always imagined a show where Roseanne picks up and moves to a new town with Jerry and Crystal and her kids tag along as well to start over somewhere new. Kinda like Roseanne meets Alice except no singing! lol

    • duude

      I bet you have Gilligan’s Island on DVD.

    • jill

      damien, thank u sooo much for the tip about Roseanne seasons 1-9 being available on instaant streaming!!! My dvr has like 70 episodes that I can now every ep of Rosey at my fingertips 24/7…what could be better? I <3 roseanne..and if you respond to her personal blog she actually answers you!

    • voiceofreason

      Some people really need to get a life (look above).

  • Marco

    GOD help Hawaii…The show should be called “The Howlie Nut Farm”

    • FuzzyWuzzy

      It’s not “Howlie”, it’s “Haole”.

      • Nanny Mo

        Thus even Hawaiians are racists.

    • Ben Dover

      Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle, has been living in Hawaii raising Macadamia nuts for many years. It can be a very lucrative business if run properly.

      But sadly, I sure this show will generate more cash than the nut farm will.

      And sadly we will be subjected to the same sound effects that plagues all the other “reality” shown.

  • John

    Best Superbowl commercial: Rosanne being nailed by the log. I could watch that for hours.

    Can she just go back to the rock she crawled out from under?

    • proudnot2bliberal

      I loved that too. Best Commercial!

    • Jo Cline

      Me, except her mouth keeps moving after the log gets her.

  • Linda

    This is another reason I can be really, really glad we have an antenna and no cable:o)

  • Lillian

    I’ve always loved Roseanne. She’s so real and down-to-earth….and brutally honest, which is a GOOD thing! Hope her new show is a total success. Unfortunately, I don’t get the Lifetime channel so won’t be able to watch it.

    • jane

      Accusing one’s father of molestation falsely is not honest.

  • samantha

    I’ve always loved Rosanne bar. She’s the bomb. I can’t wait to see her on tv again

    • Veganman

      I agree! I’ve missed her acerbic humor!

  • Joe Poster

    I dunno. She’s as much damaged merchandise as MSNBC’s Keith Olberman because of her politics. Hey, she could always take his old slot after this fails.

    I have to give her credit though, she’s being smart. Hawaii was a good idea for a show. She can set up her new home there all while getting paid to do it.

    She’s getting out of California before the fertilizer hits the fan.

    • duude

      Interesting idea! Replace Keith Olbermann with Roseanne Barr. She’s about as intelligent as the rest of the dimwits on MSNBC. The station is a joke anyway. Probably bring better ratings… least initially.

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