Roseanne Barr makes a comeback in Fox Nation’s comedy special

Roseanne Barr makes her comeback in a new comedy special for Fox Nation.

A Roseanne Comedy Special is slated for release on the subscription streaming service Fox News in early 2023.

According to a press release, the program will highlight the 69-year-old actress’ “distinctive comedic approach to a variety of off-topic subjects.”

‚ÄúRoseanne is a comedy icon whose humor resonates with 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 dedicated fans,” Fox Nation President Jason Klarman said in a statement. “We are thrilled to add their comedy special exclusively to the Fox Nation catalog.”

The hour-long program will be her first stand-up special in 16 years and one of her first appearances after she was fired and killed from her ABC sitcom in 2018.

Roseanne Barr attends a Live Podcast at Stand Up NY on July 26, 2018 in New York City
A Roseanne Comedy Special is slated to premiere in early 2023.
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“Roseanne” aired from 1988 to 1997 and rebooted in 2018. The reboot was cut short after Barr posted a series of tweets containing racist and anti-Semitic remarks. The next morning, the actress and comedian apologized and announced she was leaving Twitter. ABC eventually revived the series without her, renaming it The Conners, whose fifth season premieres Wednesday night.

The comedy special is the latest in the Fox Nation portfolio. Other titles on the service include Duck Family Treasure, Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back, and Yellowstone: One-Fifty, starring Kevin Costner.

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