Roseanne Barr lands nutty new reality series
February 15th, 2011
10:13 AM ET

Roseanne Barr lands nutty new reality series

She's always been brutally honest, and now Roseanne Barr is about to get even more real: The comedian has landed a new Lifetime reality series about her life on a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, reports Entertainment Weekly.

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

The former "Roseanne" star runs a 40-acre nut farm on Hawaii’s Big Island with her son Jake and her writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent.

According to a press release for the series, Barr "uses a take-no-prisoners approach in shaping a Utopian dream for herself and her loved ones.”

"Roseanne is funny and brutally honest," says Lifetime president and GM Nancy Dubuc, "and our audience will relate to her decision to go on this adventure and create an entirely new life for herself."

Will you watch Barr's new Lifetime show?

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. kaysea

    To all the Roseanne haters She is laughing all the way to the bank. I think she can be a little hard to take sometimes but her show in the beginning when Becky, Darlene and DJ were little was was honest.
    Trying to feed your family and putting a roof over their heads and keep the utilities on hits home to alot of Americans.
    All these years later and in this bad economy, it is still something families deal with everyday.

    August 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. James

    No, these " celebrity reality shows" are really just poorly scripted sitcoms, so no thanks.

    February 28, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Charlie Chan

    "I chuckle with glee if I know I have offended someone, because the people I intend to insult offend me horribly."-Roseanne Barr

    February 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Saucy J

    Hmm... I wonder if it is men making those comments about weight??? Oh how the haters never stop and are offended by the image of a strong outspoken woman breaking the constructs of antiquated ideals of femininity, thus ripping the balls off the true chauvenistic pigs of redneck America. By calling her fat you are only proving her point exactly and the entire symbol of reverse irony she has managed to accomplish through her entire career. She will die laughing at the real pigs that spit their ignorant venom and "fat" comments.

    February 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tawny Joe

    shes awesome

    February 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. D

    You know, I think she looks better now than she did 20 years ago... She looks healthier and happier.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Please say it's not so...

    I was so happy when this creature got off of TV, I can't believe they are bringing her back!! Is there no new talent out there that they have to go back to a re-tread??? They could put Rosanne Barr and Rosie O'Donnell on a slow boat to China and nobody would miss them. If being rude, obnoxious, and totally boring is a talent, I have a few family members that qualify for a "reality tv show".

    February 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. I Love to Fart

    I'm fat and love to fart, so what is the big deal?

    February 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Denizen Kate

    I never watched the sitcom, and "reality television" is an oxymoron, but I like Roseanne, just wish she would do more stand-up comedy. That's what she's best at.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Roseannadanna

    I will absolutely watch and what does it matter that she's fat you ignorant piece of crap? I'm sure you're a svelte size 2 yourself, LOL, I know I'm not perfect, but to call someone a PIG? Get over yourself, trying to make yourself feel better by putting others down. Go Roseanne! I think she's great and the Roseanne show as one of the best sitcoms EVER!

    February 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Roseanne

    I will occassionaly be featuring Rosie O on my program. Our scene will have us both naked and in the bed punching one another in our big fat guts.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Cyndy Black

      Hello Rose
      Well Darlin' it has been 23 years since we worked together, can you believe what a road it has been? I see you are gonna come back in to TV. I wish you all the best. Oh yeah -you are LOOKIN' GOOD girl.....
      Life is OK for me at the moment. I left TV in 2001. I run an small electronics firm with 14 people. My Boss is 83 and super. It is close to home and I am content. Take Care Cyndy B

      February 15, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Woww

      You 2 have no life. haha.

      February 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Turdle Petting

    I hear the beginning of every show will start with Fatty sittin on the toilet farting, craping and telling jokes. Oh this should be good.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. LBW

    I will give it a look see. I liked her last show until they won the lottery and then it got strange. She is the queen of one liners.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Me too. The show was so funny until that point. Then it jumped the have to wonder what they were thinking!!!

      February 15, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. roseanne

    i love roseanne! she is awesome and halarious! idk if the reality show will b the best but i'm sure if she was on another sitcom it wud b a HIT!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Uh NO!

    No I will not watch this farce or this FAT PIG.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      She's not fat anymore, where the F have you been? Even if she was...who cares? She's awesome! I'll be watching!

      February 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Okay, you really hate her, and you clicked on this link just so you could leave your snide, mean-spirited comment, but if "fat pig" really the best you could come up with, why bother?

      February 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • CarolO

      Rosanne admitted on the Oprah show she had lied about being abused by her father. Well....almost. She didn't have the guts to say she lied but said she now knows she was "confused". Really? She deserves to go thru the same torment, ridicule and scorn her father surely had to endure until he died. She always did make me vomit and now I really hate her for what she must have put her parents and siblings thru to sell a book.

      February 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

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