The stars, who played husband and wife on the hit show for almost a decade throughout the 1990s, are teaming up for a brand new comedy series called Downwardly Mobile.
The programme is currently in the pilot stage and is being executive produced by Barr and Eric Gilliland for U.S. network NBC.
ETOnline.com reports the funnywoman is set to star as an "outspoken proprietor and den mother to an array of characters at a mobile home park", while Goodman will play a worker on the grounds of the facility.
The return of The Walking Dead is way more exciting than the rules of mental health dictates it should be. Fans are wondering what this new season will bring. What new characters will emerge? And just as importantly, which old ones will return? Apparently, we'll be seeing a familiar (but not quite friendly) face in Season 2. We will get to revisit Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker), the bigoted, wily, unreasonable redneck-stereotype, and brother of the somewhat more down-to-earth Daryl (Norman Reedus). The last we saw of Merle, he was handcuffed to a roof courtesy of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) thanks to his violent tirade on T Dog (IronE Singleton). In order to escape the wrath of a mob of zombies, Merle cut off his own hand and fled the area. Reportedly, we will be seeing Merle again in Season 2, and will learn a little about his and his brother's backstories. Walking Dead's second season premieres Sunday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m. ET?PT on AMC. -AOLTV
The Roseanne Barr of today: a little off her rocker. These exclamations of a presidential campaign (and one for Israel's prime ministry), though they may just be grabs at the spotlight, make her seem a little bizarre. Plus, Roseanne's Nuts was one odd endeavor. But the Roseanne Barr of fifteen years ago, now that...well, she was kind of strange then, too. But there's no denying that Roseanne was a very important television show: it was unique in showcasing a lower middle-class, non-glamorous American family when most of television was intent on displaying the opposite. And now, she's at it again. Roseanne's new sitcom, Downwardly Mobile, has been picked up by NBC. It is about a small community of people living in a trailer park—an even less-glamorous venue than the Connor family's delapidated suburb. Roseanne and her boyfriend John Argent will serve as writers on the series, while Roseanne producer Eric Gilliland will play showrunner. -Deadline
Two new reality series are heading to VH1. The first, headed by Randy Jackson, is called Aptitude Test. In every episode, a different celebrity will take a scholastic aptitude test to determine the profession for which he or she would have been best suited. House of Cosignment is the second show, which will premiere in January. The series covers the eBay bidding of various interesting items at McFadden’s Lincoln Park retain store eDrop-Off. -Deadline
The star's reality show Roseanne's Nuts was axed last month (Sep11) due to low ratings but she now has a reason to celebrate after her latest project, Downwardly Mobile, has found a home on air, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The multi-camera sitcom, which is set in a mobile home community, will be written by Barr's longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent and former Roseanne executive producer Eric Gilliland.
Comedienne Barr won numerous awards for her role on the long-running show Roseanne, which was recently declared one of the 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time by TV Guide.
Cooked up in the head of Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich) comes the movie in which he makes his directorial debut. Without Michel Gondry or Spike Jonze sifting through the maze this time Kaufman himself weaves this crazy quilt with consummate skill. In other words Synecdoche New York is just as successfully quirky humane and head scratching as all the others in the Kaufman ouerve. To sum up the plot succinctly is impossible but it centers on a stage director and hypochondriac Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who trades in his suburban life with wife Adele (Catherine Keener) daughter Olive (Sadie Goldstein) and regional theatrical work in Schenectady for a chance at Broadway. He puts together a cast (resembling those in his own dream world) and brings them to a Manhattan warehouse being designed as a replica of the city outside. As the world he is creating inside these walls expands so does the focus of his own life and relationships. As the years literally fly by he gets deeper into his theatrical self which soon starts to merge with his own increasingly pathetic reality. Whatever you make of the tale Kaufman is telling here the casting could not be better or more suited to the quirky material. Philip Seymour Hoffman offers up a tour-de-force and is simply superb playing all the tics and foibles of the deeply disturbed Caden. His early scenes in his “normal” home are wonderfully alive with all his phobias and hypochondria in view. Later we literally watch this man disintegrate as his master creation overwhelms him. Hoffman seems to fully understand the mental trauma of a man running as far from his own realities as he possibly can. Catherine Keener as always is right on target as his wife Adele. She has a knack for taking what seems like tiny moments and making them define exactly who this woman is. Jennifer Jason Leigh as a mentor to Caden’s daughter is always fascinating to watch and plays Maria with an ounce of irony. Tom Noonan playing the actor portraying Caden in the play is the perfect doppelganger and delightfully adds to Caden’s confused state. The all-pro trio of Michelle Williams as Caden’s new wife Claire; Samantha Morton as the irresistible assistant Hazel; and Hope Davis as Caden’s self-absorbed therapist add greatly to the merry mix. It’s nice to watch Charlie Kaufman seize control of his own work. In this instance he’s really the only one who can deliver us his Fellini-esque vision. Centering it all on the theatrical director’s weird universe Synecdoche does seem like it might be Kaufman’s own take on Fellini’s 8 ½ or even Woody Allen’s paean to that film Stardust Memories. Let’s just say we know most of it must exist somewhere inside Kaufman. Early domestic scenes could have been played flat but the novice director moves the camera around skillfully enough to make us immediately engaged in Caden’s world. Second half of the film set in the phantasmagoric warehouse is a stunning tapestry of scenes from Kaufman’s singularly fertile imagination. It’s nice to note he’s well equipped with the basic tools a director needs for this type of challenging material. Overall his film is a surprising confounding visual feast -- a dream/nightmare come to life and then spinning out of control.