UPDATE: Roseanne Barr may not be heading to NBC after all. The comedian denies the Jan. 31 reports that claimed she had an NBC development deal that would have her starring in and executive producing a new series for the network.
“Variety magazine mis-reported a story that I have a deal with NBC. I do not,” Roseanne wrote Sunday night on Twitter.
Why Barr chose to wait over a week to refute the initial report, which was widely picked up by the media, remains a mystery.
Former sitcom queen Roseanne Barr is giving another shot at a TV comeback.
Barr has signed a development deal with Universal TV to produce and star in a new series for NBC, it was announced Thursday.
Last year, Barr had hoped to hit the airwaves with her comedy pilot “Downwardly Mobile,” a sitcom that would have reunited her with her former costar John Goodman, but NBC passed on the project during pilot season. Goodman and Barr played husband and wife for nine seasons on her ABC sitcom, “Roseanne.”
For the new series, the comedian will team up with Steven Greener, the man who produced Barr’s Lifetime reality show, “Roseanne’s Nuts.” That unscripted series, which about Roseanne’s life on her 40-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, was cancelled after one season.
On Wednesday, NBC announced that Roseanne will guest star on “The Office” in a three-episode arc for its final season. She’ll play a talent agent named Carla Fern who agrees to help office manager Andy (Ed Helm) realize his show business dreams.
Watch a “What About Sex” Scene from “Roseanne’s Nuts”: