In the past, Roseanne Barr and Tim Allen were not just famous for their sitcom roles but also shared a studio stage at ABC Studios in Carmichael, Nevada. It was where “Roseanne” and “Home Improvement,” two of the most successful shows in television history, were filmed in front of live studio audiences.
Fast forward thirty years, and there are talks of a potential reunion, this time for a collaborative project. Fox Entertainment has purportedly inked a deal with the duo to develop a new show tailored to a more conservative viewership.
For Allen, the task seems straightforward, given his prior experience with non-“woke” content. However, Roseanne faces a different challenge, having been dismissed for it previously. This marks her return to the writer’s realm after a considerable hiatus.
“Rosie has some great snack options,” remarked Allen. “While she may lack natural talent and widespread likability, she’s certainly a writable character. We could introduce a captivating daughter character, perhaps played by Gina Carano, to divert attention.”
Network executives are cautiously optimistic, especially considering Allen’s ability to navigate past his controversial political views by taking on diverse, audience-friendly roles such as Santa. Roseanne, on the other hand, has struggled with a reputation for being confrontational and divisive.
Can they overcome this stigma? Perhaps airing the show on basic cable right before Hannity could bolster its prospects, but on Netflix? It remains to be seen if there’s an audience for what could potentially be labeled as “racism and chill.” God Bless America.