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Roseanne Barr's Twitter rant blasts TV, admits to 'mental health issues'

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Actress/comedian Roseanne Barr went on a rather epic drunken Twitter rant Saturday (Nov. 30), referencing her two recent experiences working in TV -- her 2011 reality show called "Roseanne's Nuts" and her recent reunion with "Roseanne" star John Goodman in "Downwardly Mobile," a sitcom that was picked up by NBC but then later shelved after only the pilot was filmed.

Roseanne writes:

I'm never going to work in television again. I'm never going to even attempt it. I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year. actually, for many years-from my first reality show to my second and two failed development deals. Don't call me-i won't call you. I'm gone. Not One word remained of any ideas I had. I was constantly 'corrected' as if I had no track record whatsoever. I'm enraged over all of it.

here's my advice: if u know something is wrong frm the start,
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Roseanne Barr Nears Deal for 10/90 Sitcom Order at NBC

Roseanne Barr Nears Deal for 10/90 Sitcom Order at NBC
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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TV on Tap: NBC Signs Roseanne for Another Comedy, "Hannibal" Gets a "Dead Like Me" Reunion and "The Americans" Opens Big

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Lifetime examines the story of the wives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X with Betty & Coretta.

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Here's the news that kept me going amid yesterday's bleakness, Dead Like Me star Ellen Muth will appear in an episode of (Dead Like Me creator) Bryan Fuller's new show, Hannibal, according to TVLine.

Angry Jonathan Coulton supporters are sinking user ratings for Glee's version of "Baby Got Back," which...er, borrowed heavily from Coulton's interpretation.

Gerald MacRaney will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of Southland, according to EW. Major Dad will play a retired police officer who trained Cooper back in the day.

Ben & Jerry's frozen tribute to 30 Rock is ... Liz Lemon Frozen Yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl. Buzzfeed is unimpressed, but I was hoping for a lemon flavor (though I suspect Liz Lemon would say she treats herself to frozen yogurt but ends
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Roseanne, John Goodman return to comedy series; new Seth MacFarlane show casts Brenda Song

Today's dispatches from the trenches of pilot season:

- Roseanne is developing a new comedy for NBC, after the network failed to pick-up her pilot "Downwardly Mobile" last season. She's already in business with the network filming a guest arc on the final season of "The Office." Meanwhile, Roseanne's one-time TV husband John Goodman has been cast in Garry Trudeau's "Alpha House," about four U.S. Senators living in a rented house in Washington D.C., for Amazon. [Variety / Deadline]

- Brenda Song ("The Suite Life," "The Social Network") is the first casting for Fox's untitled comedy series from "Ted" writers Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and Seth MacFarlane. Sulkin and Wild wrote the pilot about two thirtysomething guys and their terrible dads. Fox has already ordered six episodes before the pilot is shot. [Deadline]

- Pilot "Good luck charm" James Burrows has booked three gigs on multicamera comedy pilots so far
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NBC giving another Roseanne Barr sitcom a chance

Like a blue-collar family that continues to pull itself up by its bootstraps and lucrative development deals, Roseanne Barr will get another chance at TV stardom thanks to the similarly downtrodden, catch-as-catch-can Joads over at NBC. Barr has continued her slow barreling into the NBC comedy lineup by signing a deal to create and star in another series there—this following last year’s NBC purchase of Downwardly Mobile, which would have reunited Barr with former TV husband John Goodman and the timely themes of laughing cathartically at poverty (specifically, someone else’s). As that didn’t pan out, Barr ...
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NBC Would Like a Roseanne Barr Sitcom, Please

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NBC Would Like a Roseanne Barr Sitcom, Please
Roseanne Barr is taking another swing at developing an NBC sitcom. According to THR, she and producing partner Steven Greener have signed a deal to have Barr create and star in a new comedy. Déjà vu: Barr developed an NBC sitcom last pilot season that would have reunited her with John Goodman. Alas, Downwardly Mobile didn't make it past the pilot stage, but perhaps everyone will fare better this time. For old time's sake, here is a clip from one of the best episodes of Roseanne. If you can hear the song "On the Road Again" without just subbing in "dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah road again" for the lyrics, it's only because you've never watched season four's "Kansas City, Here We Come."
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Roseanne Barr To Develop & Star In New Comedy Series For NBC

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Roseanne Barr has signed a deal with NBC and Universal TV to develop a comedy series — a starring vehicle for the Roseanne alumna — which she will executive produce with Steven Greener. The two previously collaborated on Barr’s Lifetime reality series Roseanne’s Nuts. Additionally, Barr is doing a three-episode arc on the final season of the NBC/Uni TV comedy series The Office. She will play talent agent Carla Fern who agrees to help office manager Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) realize his show business dream. Filming of her episodes is set to begin this week. Last season, Paradigm-repped Barr developed a multi-camera comedy at 20th TV, Downwardly Mobile, which landed at NBC with penalty and went to pilot.
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Roseanne Barr to Develop, Star in NBC Comedy

Roseanne Barr to Develop, Star in NBC Comedy
Roseanne Barr is back in business with NBC a year after the network passed on her Downwardly Mobile comedy pilot.  The actress who starred on ABC's Roseanne for nine seasons has inked a development deal with Universal Television to develop, star and produce a comedy for NBC, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: TV Pilots 2013: The Complete Guide As part of the pact, Barr will reteam with Roseanne's Nuts producer Steven Greener, who will executive produce the series alongside the actress-comedian. Barr last season starred alongside her former on-screen husband John Goodman as the proprietor of

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'The Office' hires Roseanne Barr for a guest role

A big sitcom star will visit "The Office" before it closes up shop at the end of this season.

Roseanne Barr will guest on an upcoming episode, playing a talent agent named Carla Fern, the AP reports. She's scheduled to film her scenes Wednesday (Jan. 30).

And who would need a talent agent on "The Office"? One Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), who apparently rekindles his dreams of stardom after returning from his boat trip.

Barr's "Office" appearance will be her first appearance on a scripted comedy since she guested on "My Name Is Earl" in 2006. She starred in and co-created an NBC pilot called "Downwardly Mobile" last year, but it wasn't picked up.
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NBC Picks Up Three New Shows

NBC Picks Up Three New Shows
Fresh off their biggest premiere week in nine years, NBC has put in full-season orders for three of their fall freshman.

Go On, Revolution and The New Normal have been announced as the first full-season commitments for the 2012-2013 season.

Video: New Normal Cast Embraces Early Controversy

"We're impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience," said President, NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke. She went on to add, "We're also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On and The New Normal. In partnering with Matthew Perry for Go On, creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in. These shows are
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NBC Picks Up 'Go On,' 'Revolution,' 'New Normal'

NBC Picks Up 'Go On,' 'Revolution,' 'New Normal'
Fresh off their biggest premiere week in nine years, NBC has put in full-season orders for three of their fall freshman.

Go On, Revolution and The New Normal have been announced as the first full-season commitments for the 2012-2013 season.

Video: New Normal Cast Embraces Early Controversy

"We're impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience," said President, NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke. She went on to add, "We're also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On and The New Normal. In partnering with Matthew Perry for Go On, creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in. These shows are
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Actors From Rejected NBC TV Pilot Start YouTube Show ‘Bitter, Party Of 5′ (Video)

During the last pilot development season, 5 actors bonded while shooting Downwardly Mobile for NBC, a sitcom starring Roseanne Barr. Now Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Tricia O’Kelley, and Romy Rosemont come together on YouTube for Bitter, Party Of 5. Here’s Episode 1 where they start out calling NBC Entertainment honcho Bob Greenblatt’s office to learn whether their pilot was picked up and, well, you can guess the rest. But I applaud the pluck:
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Actors From Rejected NBC TV Pilot Start YouTube Show ‘Bitter, Party Of 5′ (Video)

  • Deadline TV
During the last pilot development season, 5 actors bonded while shooting Downwardly Mobile for NBC, a sitcom starring Roseanne Barr. Now Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Tricia O’Kelley, and Romy Rosemont come together on YouTube for Bitter, Party Of 5. Here’s Episode 1 where they start out calling NBC Entertainment honcho Bob Greenblatt’s office to learn whether their pilot was picked up and, well, you can guess the rest. But I applaud the pluck:
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Best and worst decisions of the 2012 upfronts

Best and worst decisions of the 2012 upfronts
Broadcast’s dog-and-pony shows in New York City are finally over, but the walk-up to the fall 2012-2013 lineup has only just begun. Before we start wringing our hands over Britney Spears’ emotional readiness to be a reality show judge, we have some knee-jerk reactions to what we saw and heard this week:

Biggest trend: Comedy explosion. There’s 29 sitcoms hitting the air this fall — and we’re not including Rock Center With Brian Williams. That’s an enormous number of couches, awkward dates and workplace misunderstandings. Tuesdays will be a three-network comedy traffic jam, while ABC and NBC will offload extra chuckles into Fridays.
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NBC Picks Up Multi-Camera Comedy Series ‘Guys With Kids’, What Will It Pair It With?

  • Deadline TV
Updated: After picking up five single-camera new comedy series, NBC today ordered its first multi-camera show for next season, the Jimmy Fallon-produced Guys With Kids. For now, it’s the only multi-camera NBC comedy series — new or returning — confirmed for next season, which raises the question of what it will be paired with. Multi-camera sitcoms traditionally fare better in a block as evident by CBS’ success with the format. Besides Guys With Kids, the only NBC multi-camera comedy pilot still alive is Daddy’s Girls, which has not heard about its fate yet, with Ladyfriends fading fast and the rest, including Roseanne Barr’s Downwardly Mobile, over. The possible scenarios I’m hearing are: 1. NBC picks up Daddy’s Girls. 2. It pairs Guys with a single-camera comedy. And 3. The network brings back Whitney for a second season. The last scenario had been looking very unlikely lately but I hear
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Complete fall 2012 pilot list: Hits or misses?

In a few short weeks, the broadcast networks will storm Madison Avenue with a whole new crop of shows that will either have the power to blow the roof off Nielsen — or give cable another opportunity to crow about their greatness. Will the (near) future of broadcast TV rest on the shoulders of more beauties and beasts? Do viewers want an updated Sherlock Holmes?

Here is the complete list of pilots that are currently under consideration for fall. As usual, not every project will make the cut — but we certainly have our suspicions about the ones that will (here’s looking at you,
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Complete fall 2012 pilot list: Hits or misses?

In a few short weeks, the broadcast networks will storm Madison Avenue with a whole new crop of shows that will either have the power to blow the roof off Nielsen — or give cable another opportunity to crow about their greatness. Will the (near) future of broadcast TV rest on the shoulders of more beauties and beasts? Do viewers want an updated Sherlock Holmes?

Here is the complete list of pilots that are currently under consideration for fall. As usual, not every project will make the cut — but we certainly have our suspicions about the ones that will (here’s looking at you,
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

Hits or misses? Complete fall 2012 pilot list here

Hits or misses? Complete fall 2012 pilot list here
In less than one month, the five broadcast networks will storm Madison Avenue in New York with a whole new crop of shows that will either have the power to blow the roof off Nielsen — or give cable another opportunity to crow about their greatness. Will the (near) future of broadcast TV rest on the shoulders of more beauties and beasts? Do viewers want an updated Sherlock Holmes? Is primetime really the place for Hannibal Lecter?

Here is the complete list of pilots that are currently under consideration for fall. As usual, not every project will make the cut — but
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

'Old Christine's' Tricia O'Kelley joins Roseanne Barr pilot at NBC

'Old Christine's' Tricia O'Kelley joins Roseanne Barr pilot at NBC
TV's pilot season is starting to wind down, but a few final pieces of casting are taking place, including a changeup in Roseanne Barr's NBC comedy and CBS finding the the final lead for its comedy "Super Fun Night."

- Tricia O'Kelley, who played mean mom Marly Eckhardt on "The New Adventures of Old Christine," has joined the cast of "Downwardly Mobile," Barr's comedy pilot set at mobile home park. She replaces Salli Richardson ("Eureka"), who according to Deadline "could not sync up" with the other actors when the pilot had a run-through last week.

O'Kelley's character, Mrs. Denby, is the wife of a hedge-fund manager who has just lost all his money and hates being in the mobile park. She will clash with Barr's character, Rose, who manages the park. O'Kelley's credits also include recurring parts on "Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Gilmore Girls."

Other casting news,
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Weekend Meme: The Wanted Manhandle One Direction, Ellen Burstyn Is a "Political Animal," and Ben Cohen Forgot His Shirt Again

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Sadly, Bee Gee Robin Gibb has been confirmed to be in a coma in London. It's sad, but also strange, with Glee going disco this week. They had that oddly timed Whitney Houston song as well. Does anyone have the whereabouts of Ryan Murphy?

Ithacapella, Premium Blend, and Ic Voice Stream got together to do a a capella cover of "Born This Way" with the proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center and the Born This Way Foundation. You can find out more about the project here, and buy the song on iTunes here.

The Hunger Games seems to be tracking to win the box office again this weekend, taking in an estimated $20 million. I'm hoping this means I can get a ticket by my next day off. The Three Stooges is heading for $17 million, and Joss Whedon's The Cabin In the Woods is drawing $13 million.

Brad Pitt and
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