Roseanne Barr Tapped to Host Third Season of Nick at Nite's Funniest Mom in America Competition Premiering Tuesday, April 3
Six-Part Reality Series Follows Real-Life Moms Vying for $50,000 and a
Chance to Host a Night of Programming on Network
NEW YORK, Jan. 10 -- Nick at Nite announced today that
actress, comedian and "domestic goddess" Roseanne Barr will host Nick at
Nite's third season of Funniest Mom in America. The six-part reality
series, which premieres on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT)
follows the journey of moms across the country as they compete for the
title of "Funniest Mom in America." One lucky winner will win $50,000 plus
the chance to host a special night of programming on Nick at Nite. The
series is being executive produced by Allison Grodner (Big Brother,
Blowout). Funniest Mom 3 is presented by KFC.
"As America's original funniest mom, Roseanne Barr is our ideal host,"
said Tom Ascheim, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Nickelodeon
Television. "Her comedy and expertise on child-rearing is sure to resonate
with these moms as well as our viewers."
The series kicks off following the journey of moms who have been
selected from auditions and regional competitions at comedy clubs across
the country as they vie for the winning title. Twelve moms are chosen, and
through an online component, a thirteenth mom will be voted in via the
internet at nickatnite.com. All thirteen of these moms will compete in a
semi-final showcase, in which six moms will be chosen to move on to the
next round of the competition. It is these six who will compete in a number
of various comedic challenges, work with special coaches and prepare for
performances where week by week, one mom will be eliminated. The three
remaining contestants will compete in the show's finale, performing their
stand-up before an audience and a panel of celebrity judges to be announced
Perhaps best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom Roseanne,
one of the most talked-about and celebrated sitcoms in history, the series
garnered her an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 1993. She
has recently returned to her roots and began touring select cities in the
U.S. and U.K. with her hilarious one woman show. In 2004, Roseanne
costarred in the Disney film, "Home on the Range" with Judi Dench and
Jennifer Tilly. Roseanne completed twelve children's songs (nine are brand
new and original) and produced the accompanying videos in her cozy,
family-run and kid-friendly Full Moon and High Tide Studio and released her
first DVD for children entitled Rockin' with Roseanne: Calling All Kids!"
which hit stores nationwide February 7, 2006.
Barr is actively involved in her production company and enjoys the
opportunity to work with her family. FMHT recently produced Roseanne's
standup comedy special, Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin', which aired
November 4, 2006 on HBO.
Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's night-time programming block that
features timeless hit comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series The
Cosby Show, the popular family comedy Full House, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
and Roseanne, one of the most talk-about and celebrated sitcoms in
television history. Nickelodeon, in its 27th year, is the number-one
entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television
programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus
consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films.
Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 92 million
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SOURCE Nick at Nite