ROSEANNE BARR TO MAKE LONG-AWAITED RETURN TO TELEVISION ON LIFETIME WITH JULY 13 PREMIERE OF ALL-NEW DOCU-SERIES "ROSEANNE'S NUTS"
PROGRAM TO FOLLOW EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS, COMEDIENNE AND AUTHOR AS SHE ABANDONS LIFE IN LOS ANGELES TO RUN MACADAMIA NUT FARM IN HAWAII
LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2011) - "Where in the world is Roseanne Barr?" Lifetime answers the question with the premiere of the all-new docu-series, Roseanne's Nuts, marking the Emmy(R) Award-winning actress, comedienne and best-selling author's eagerly-awaited return to television. Following Barr's decision to manage a fully functional 40-acre macadamia and live stock farm in Hawaii after a long, self-imposed sabbatical from series television, Roseanne's Nuts will debut on Wednesday, July 13, at 9:00 PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes.
Viewers of Roseanne's Nuts will see Barr, who, after tiring of living in frenzied Los Angeles and everything associated with the city, abandons Southern California to experience the newfound tranquility of farm life on the Big Island alongside her long-time writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. Never one to back down from any challenge throughout her life, as only Roseanne Barr can, she comes out of hiding to use her take-no-prisoners approach to life that catapulted her to stardom and shape a more pure and utopian dream she envisions for herself and her loved ones. What is captured is a funny, outrageous and unfiltered look at why Barr left behind the massive success and power afforded to her in order to transition into an adventurous new life that is a far, far cry from Los Angeles and the entertainment business. Lifetime will air 16 half-hour episodes of Roseanne's Nuts.
Barr started her career in stand-up comedy before landing her own smash-hit television show, Roseanne, which would change the course of television during its run from 1988 to 1997. In 1993, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical. After years of success and ultimately keeping a low-profile in Los Angeles, she became a New York Times bestselling author, has returned to stand-up comedy in recent years and blogs regularly at roseanneworld.com.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Roseanne's Nuts is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA (The Biggest Loser, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition) and Full Moon & High Tide Productions. Roseanne Barr, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, Steven Greener and Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Jim Rapsas of Lifetime Television are executive producers. Jake Pentland (The Roseanne Show) serves as producer.
ABOUT 3 BALL PRODUCTIONS/EYEWORKS USA
3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA is one of television's most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, including the hit franchises The Biggest Loser on NBC and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, which is #1 in its time slot, helping secure ABC its longest total-viewer winning streak in 14 years. In addition to Roseanne's Nuts, 3 Ball and Executive
Producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are producing for ABC The Revolution, which will premiere as a five-day-a-week daytime strip in 2012, as well as What's Eating You for E!, Forever Young for TV Land, I Used to be Fat for MTV, Love Triangle for GSN, Bar Takeover for Spike, and Triple Rush for Travel Channel. 3 Ball's global franchise, Beauty and the Geek, continues to air in markets worldwide. Other network and cable shows include Age of Love (NBC), Unan1mous (FOX), Breaking Bonaduce, The Pick-Up Artist, OCD, Dad Camp, and Scott Baio is 45 and Single (VH1), Hammer Time (A&E), Fourth and Long (Spike), The Fashion Show (Bravo) and Groomer Has It.
ABOUT LIFETIME TELEVISION
Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television(R), Lifetime Movie Network(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) (which includes myLifetime.com, LMN.tv, Lifetime Games, Roiworld.com, DressUpChallenge.com and LifetimeMoms.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.