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NoHo Arts District, CA, Nov. 15, 2012 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the names of the 29 newly elected Peer Group Governors who will serve a two year term (2013 and 2014) on the Television Academy’s Board of Governors beginning January 1, 2013. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum announced the governors-elect at the Television Academy’s November Board meeting, noting that they constitute a distinguished group of television professionals. “I’m extremely excited that this new board will be balanced with governors of varying levels of Television Academy experience, giving us fresh ideas and perspectives from first-time governors as well as great insights, expertise and continuity from returning governors,” said Rosenblum. “It’s a diverse group that can boast of numerous Emmy® nominations, and more than 45 Emmy Awards recognizing their individual work and achievement in such areas as performance, script writing, stunt work, reality programming, art direction, animation, sound and picture editorial and producing. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Deadline has learned that Roseanne Barr and John Goodman will reunite for a new NBC sitcom "Downwardly Mobile," after spending nine seasons together on the popular "Roseanne" show. "Downwardly Mobile" stars Barr as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy. Goodman will play a man who works at the park and has a buddy relationship with Barr's character. The show was created by Barr and Eric Gilliland, who was an executive producer on "Roseanne." Gail Mancuso, who directed over fifty episodes of "Roseanne," will return to helm the pilot episode. »
John Goodman and Roseanne Barr played husband and wife for nine seasons on the classic late-80s sitcom Roseanne. Now, the pair are reuniting for Roseanne's latest project, the NBC Sitcom Downwardly Mobile.
John Goodman is in the process of signing onto the series as a regular resident of a mobile home park run by Roseanne in these trying economic times. He will play a man who works alongside Barr at the park, and the two share a "buddy" relationship.
Former Roseanne Ep Eric Gilliland will serve as the showrunner for Downwardly Mobile, while longtime Roseanne collaborator and director Gail Mancuso is set to helm the pilot. The hope is to have the series on NBC later this year. »
Roseanne Barr‘s NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile is looking more like a reboot of her classic ’90s sitcom with each passing day — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
To wit, she’s thisclose to casting her Roseanne leading man, John Goodman, to co-star in the comedy, which stars Barr as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy.
Goodman will play a man who works at the park and has a buddy relationship with Barr’s character, according to our sister site Deadline. »
- Michael Ausiello
Roseanne co-stars Roseanne Barr and John Goodman together again. I’ve learned that, after lengthy negations, Goodman is in final negotiations to join Barr’s new sitcom, the NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile. Co-created by Barr, her boyfriend John Argent and Eric Gilliland, who will serve as showrunner, the multicamera Downwardly Mobile stars Barr as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy. Goodman will play a man who works at the park and has a buddy relationship with Barr’s character. Barr and Gilliland wrote the script and are executive producing with Argent. Goodman’s casting completes a big Roseanne reunion on the pilot. Gilliland is a former Roseanne executive producer. Gail Mancuso, who spent seven years on the ABC comedy and got her start as a director there, is directing the pilot. And Downwardly »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Scott Ellis is directing three multicamera pilots this season. The CAA-repped Ellis, who already helmed ABC’s off-cycle pilot The Manzanis, has signed on to direct two NBC pilots: the untitled Kari Lizer female buddy comedy and the untitled Jimmy Fallon male buddy comedy. Veteran multicamera director Gail Mancuso has signed on to direct Roseanne Barr’s NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile, marking a reunion between Roseanne star Barr and Mancuso, who spent seven years on the ABC comedy and got her start as a director there. Also part of the Roseanne reunion is Eric Gilliland, who co-wrote Downwardly Mobile and is executive producing, and Downwardly Mobile’s casting director Risa Bramon Garcia, who with Billly Hopkins cast the pilot for Roseanne. Mancuso is with ICM. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) is set to direct NBC’s firefigher drama pilot Chicago Fire, written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt and produced by Dick Wolf’s company. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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