In 1996, the prospect arose for Roseanne Barr to interview Mike Tyson for an hour-long ABC TV special which would air prior to his fight with Evander Holyfield. When the deal fell through with ABC, Roseanne pitched the idea to King World Entertainment and got them to run her interview in installments on Inside Edition (1988) during the first week of November 1996 . This interview served as a pilot for Roseanne's talk show, which King World also produced and distributed. See more »
Who in the hell thought this was a good idea? Roseanne Barr-talk show host?
"The Roseanne Show" was good during its first season and then all of a sudden it became so crazy and weird that its audience turned away from it in droves. The reason? After the success of her Emmy-winning sitcom "Roseanne",which ran for an impressive nine seasons on ABC-TV from 1988 until 1997,her producers thought it would be best for Roseanne to have her own syndicated weekly talk show. And this was at the time the star was at the peak of her fame too,not only that her weekly sitcom ended its long-running stanza on the air in prime-time but also she also had her own Saturday Morning cartoon show as well not to mention still had the acting chops as a stand-up comedian. But her talk show was just the opposite since it lasted two seasons on the air from the premiere episode on September 14, 1998 until her demise from the airwaves,which was the show's final episode on June 23, 2000.
First off,who thought this was a good idea anyway for Roseanne? For one,her in-your-face-attitude and off-the-cuff humor not to even mention the craziness that came out of her made Roseanne(nee Barr,then Arnold,and then Thomas),who was a sitcom star during the success of Roseanne,but when she tried to translate her stuff from prime-time to daytime television,they were in for a surprise. Some of the guests that were on Roseanne's show found something really wrong here and they found out quick...they found each of Roseanne's 20-something personalities more terrifying than the last since she was extremely bright woman on the outside but inside the exterior was crazy as hell. And I do mean crazy like a bat outta hell. Or the institution for that manner. The program similarly suffered from a case of schizophrenia,as it drifted from more topical beginnings(which went from successfully brilliant it is first season to beyond the point of stupidity during the second season)with a second year of guests including Jolene-the Trailer Park Queen(what the hell???)--who extolled the virtues of pink lawn flamingoes while Roseanne nodded sympathetically and ate cavier while making a monkey of herself with guest stars that came on the show. In other words,audiences had enough and "The Roseanne Show" was cancelled in its second seasons during the summer of 2000.
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