John Goodman, Roseanne Barr reunite in NBC pilot 'Downwardly Mobile'

john-goodman-aug-2011.jpgNearly 15 years after "Roseanne" left the air, its two leads are joining forces again for another comedy pilot.

John Goodman is in final negotiations to join Roseanne Barr in her NBC project "Downwardly Mobile." Rather than playing husband and wife this time, they'll play employer and employee: Barr's character runs a mobile home park and is a matriarch to its residents, and Goodman would play a guy who works at the park and is friends with her, according to Deadline, which first reported the news.

Barr is also a co-creator of the show, which she's executive producing with boyfriend John Argent and co-writer Eric Gilliland, a writer and producer on "Roseanne" for several seasons.

Goodman has had a recurring part on "Community" this season and also co-stars in "The Artist." His other recent TV credits include "Damages" and "Treme," but he hasn't been a regular on a network series since the short-lived CBS comedy "Center of the Universe" in 2004-05.
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