Roseanne Barr, who left audiences questioning her ability to act in anything after a controversial exit from a reboot of her hit UKTN sitcom, is now set to produce a new comedy special for UKTN Nation, the UKTN News release. supported subscription streaming service.
The new one-hour program, “A Roseanne Comedy Special,” is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2023.
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“Roseanne is a comedic icon whose humor appeals to American audiences like no other. Her ability to channel the challenges of everyday people and find the humor in them has earned her the passionate following of millions of devoted fans,” UKTN Nation president Jason Klarman said in a statement. “We’re excited to add her comedy special exclusively to the UKTN Nation catalog.”
Barr’s last major project was a reboot of her landmark UKTN sitcom in 2018. She left the program, which was largely based on her own humor and life, shortly after posting an abusive tweet raising accusations of racism. The show was then transformed into ‘The Conners’ and her character was killed in the process.
It involved a tweet from Barr that described former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett in terms that likened her to an animal and quickly sparked outrage. The comedian said the comments were a poor attempt at humor.
Originally conceived to expand UKTN News coverage for die-hards, UKTN Nation has expanded its lifestyle programming in recent months, bringing in celebrities like Kevin Costner, Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, and Kelsey Grammer on various projects.
UKTN Nation said the new special will feature “Mrs. Barr’s signature comedic take on a variety of topics, with no off-topic.”
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