Back in August, we told you that Roseanne Barr, in the midst of the run of her Lifetime reality series Roseanne’s Nuts, was developing a new sitcom. And now, we can tell you that the show landed at NBC!
The ensemble comedy, Downwardly Mobile, is a family-centered sitcom that will resemble — in tone and content — Barr’s now iconic sitcom Roseanne, which ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997 for a total of 222 episodes. The main difference, it seems, this time around is that instead of a modest house in the fictitious town of Lanford, Illinois, the show will find its physical nucleus within a mobile home development, according Deadline.
The NBC deal consists of a script commitment. So, obviously, it doesn’t mean that Roseanne’s show will, without a doubt, see the light of day. But I’d be incredibly surprised if it doesn’t. Congrats, Roseanne!