Roseanne Barr is working on another TV comeback, this time with a big NBC deal.
According to Deadline, Roseanne and NBC are near a deal for a new sitcom that would receive a straight-to-series 10 episode order with the popular 10/90 model. The deal, which is similar to what FX gave Charlie Sheen for “Anger Management,” allows the network to test out the sitcom with the first 10 episodes. Should they prove a hit, 90 more will be ordered through a syndication deal.
Roseanne’s latest comeback attempt is a collaboration with “Nurse Jackie” co-creator Linda Wallem, The Hollywood Reporter also reported. Roseanne previously attempted a sitcom comeback co-starring opposite John Goodman in the “Downwardly Mobile” pilot for the 2012-2013 TV season.
FX recently ordered two sitcoms, one with George Lopez headlining and the other with Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, following the 10/90 model.
Sheen’s sitcom on FX started off strong in the ratings. The series premiere had more than 5 million viewers. Now in its second season, some “Anger Management” episodes have fallen below 1 million viewers.
Click over to Deadline for more on the Roseanne/NBC deal.