28 June 2013 1:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is looking to make a big investment in Roseanne Barr. The network is nearing a deal with the comedian for a starring sitcom vehicle that will go straight to series under the 10/90 model, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A collaboration with Nurse Jackie co-creator and former co-showrunner Linda Wallem, the multicamera family comedy will mark Barr's second play for a sitcom return in the past two years. She starred in the failed NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile. Should the deal go through, it will be Universal TV and NBC's first attempt at the 10/90 template most successfully

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