The timing might be right for Roseanne to make a splash in the sitcom world again. Reality TV has proved that there’s a huge market for working class blue collar American humor and nobody does it better. Roseanne’s enlisted writers from her original Roseanne show (which was a hit from 1988 to 1997) for her new NBC pilot “Downwardly Mobile.” She plays the proprietor of a trailer park full of colorful characters and a new character was just added – Roseanne’s TV husband John Goodman. He’ll play an outspoken worker at the mobile home park. Hopefully this won’t interfere with her run for President….
Here’s an odd and convoluted piece of information. Laurie Metcalf (she’s most famous for playing Roseanne’s sister Jackie) has split with her husband Matt Roth (he appeared on both Roseanne and Desperate Housewives with Laurie as her husband.) Matt went off and started up his own food truck business called “The Patty Wagon.” He cooks up and serves gourmet grass-fed beef burgers (delicious!) while his new girlfriend takes the orders. The burgers have rave reviews.