The matriarch of '90s television comedy wants to make another run at TV: Roseanne Barr is developing a sitcom concept about a family in which, yes, she'd play the mom.
Barr's idea isn't tied to any network right now, though it has been pitched to Fox. She's developing the project with a former Roseanne producer, and the two of them have teamed with an Arrested Development writer to put the script together.
Could you imagine Barr back in prime time? Does Roseanne: The Next Generation have hope?
Meanwhile, a couple of other quick casting tidbits:
- Elle Macpherson has signed up for a role on the CW's The Beautiful Life pilot, which also stars Mischa Barton.
- Amanda Bynes will play one of the leads in Canned, an ABC comedy pilot about friends who are all fired on the same day.
- Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Union are the latest additions to the CW's Body Politic, joining Minka Kelly and Jason Dohring.
- Julia Ormond has joined the cast of Three Rivers, the CBS drama pilot also starring Alex O'Loughlin.