Roseanne Barr has more than once bemoaned the state of comedy on television recently, and specifically noted the fact that sitcoms about working-class people have all but disappeared from the broadcast networks.
It’s called “Downwardly Mobile,” and while details are few at the moment, the HR says it will be in a similar vein to “Roseanne” as it follows a family that struggles to make ends meet. Barr and her boyfriend, Johnny Argent, will executive produce with Steven Greener, an exec producer of her current Lifetime unscripted series “Roseanne’s Nuts.”
The project doesn’t have a writer/showrunner attached yet; once that happens it will go out to bid at networks, the HR says. In the meantime, Barr has been talking with Chelsea Handler about guest-starring in Handler’s midseason comedy at NBC, “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.”
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