ABC Reality TV to Show 'Good, Bad, Ugly' Roseanne

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May 21, 2003

Comedian Roseanne Barr returns to ABC in July with a 13-episode reality show that follows the former situation comedy star as she creates a cooking show, the network said on Wednesday.

The weekly comedy "Roseanne" was one of ABC's biggest hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

"I wasn't around in the last Roseanne period. I only got to hear the stories. But she's been nothing but a blast to work with," ABC Entertainment Chairman Lloyd Braun told reporters on a conference call.

"In terms of what is she really like now, you are going to get to see. You're going to see Roseanne -- the good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, the everything."

The prime time show which does not have a title yet will begin airing in late July and follow Roseanne at home and work as she puts together a cooking show.

The cooking series actually will be shown on cable network ABC Family, said a spokeswoman for ABC, which is owned by Walt Disney Co. .

The camera will be nearly everywhere, she said: "They try to follow her, almost to the bathroom, but she draws the line there."