Roseanne Bar and John Goodman may soon be heading to the small screen together once again after 15 years since “Roseanne.”
John Goodman is close to finalizing a deal to star in Roseanne Barr’s new comedy, “Downwardly Mobile,” a rep for the actor confirmed to Access Hollywood on Saturday.
The 59-year-old would reportedly play a worker at the mobile home park on the upcoming NBC pilot.
“Downwardly Mobile” centers around a blue-collar family living through hard times, much like the Connor family of Barr’s former self-titled sitcom, which enjoyed a nine-year run before its end in 1997.
Steven Greener, executive producer of the comedienne’s Lifetime reality show, “Roseanne’s Nuts” (which debuted last summer), will also serve as EP for the sitcom.
Goodman, a staple of Coen brothers films, has since appeared occasionally on television, most notably on the first season of HBO’s “Treme.”
The new pilot comes as Barr seeks the Green Party’s nomination for president. Equal time provisions would put NBC in an awkward position if she receives the nomination — to say nothing of the crimp it might put in her shooting schedule if she wins the presidency.