Lifetime's New Show To Feature Roseanne and Macadamia Nuts

By Jessica Grabert 2011-02-14 19:01:29 discussion comments
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Celebrities would never admit it, but itís trendy, or at least tax intelligent, to own a farm. Zach Galifianakis has his blueberry farm; well, to be fair, he also grows apples and pumpkins, but still, farm. Julie Walters, better known as Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, runs an organic farm in the UK. This could go on and on, but it wonít, suffice to mention Scottie Pippenís ill-fated farm subsidiary-gaining enterprises (that happened) and the crux of this news article: Roseanne Barrís 40-acre Macadamia Farm in Hawaii.

Roseanne, who is most famous for her self-titled sitcom from the nineties, recently published a book featuring witty stories about life on her farm called Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm. Apparently, producers 3 Ball/Eyeworks and Full Moon & High Tide Productions think this will translate well to television. According to Deadline, the aforementioned producers, who are also behind the hit The Biggest Loser, have greenlit the project, which is set to premiere sometime later this year.

Unlike The Biggest Loser, which airs on NBC, the yet-untitled show will call Lifetime home. Itís already slated for 16 episodes, so expect a long, if not arduous season. Iím really hoping Roseanneís new show is better than the short, but sweet list of other farm shows audiences have loved in the past. With the non-success of her talk show and other ill-fated dabbles at unscripted television in the 2000s, Iím not holding my breath. Itíll be a hard sell to beat The Simple Life, but even harder to beat audienceís generic love for the sixties classic Green Acres. At least Roseanneís show will feature a real female.
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