Fox Corporation (FOX) sings Roseanne Barr for new comedy special

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FOX Nation, the direct-to-consumer streaming service from FOX News Media (NYSE: FOX, FOXA), has signed Roseanne Barr to executive produce and star in a new comedy special, announced Jason Klarman, president of the platform. A Roseanne Comedy Special will be released exclusively on FOX Nation in Q1 2023, marking Roseanne’s first stand-up special in 16 years.

Making the announcement, Mr. Klarman said, “Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with American audiences like no other. His ability to channel everyday people’s challenges and find the humor in it all has earned him the passionate following of millions of dedicated fans. We’re thrilled to add his comedy special exclusively to the FOX Nation catalog.

The hour-long special will feature Ms. Barr’s iconic comedy on a variety of topics, with no off-topics. A Roseanne Comedy Special adds to the growing portfolio of exclusive content on FOX Nation, which includes original series such as Duck family treasure, Sharon Osbourne: To Hell and Back (falls September 26) and the next Yellowstone: 1-50 with Kevin Costner.

Throughout her extraordinary career spanning decades, Ms. Barr’s eponymous television role single-handedly transformed the medium of situational comedy with ABC’s Roseanne winning four Emmy® Awards, three Golden Globe® Awards and a prestigious Peabody Award. Its creation and austere portrayal of Roseanne Conner and the Conner family on the show has been widely praised and notably hailed as “the most groundbreaking kitchen sink sitcom since All in the Family”, by Weekly entertainment who also called her “the funniest peace disturber we’ve got”. Roseanne premiered in October 1988, averaging 30 million weekly viewers over its nine years. She later made a triumphant return to her titular series in 2018 for a tenth season and shattered all expectations with her record-breaking premiere, delivering the highest-rated sitcom episode in years.

Ms Barr began her career as a stand-up comedian, drawing on her experiences as a wife and mother in a signature comedy act that drew sold-out venues. From 1998 to 2000, she hosted her own talk show, The Roseanne Show, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host. She has also hosted several comedy specials for HBO and owns a family production company, Full Moon and High Tide Studio (FMHT). His big screen credits include she the devil, Freddie is dead, Bruise in the face, and Meet Wally Sparks. She also voiced characters in Look who’s talking too and House on the beach. A best-selling author, Ms Barr has published three books – ‘Roseanne: My Life as a Woman’, ‘My Lives’ and ‘Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm’ – and is currently working on a revealing new memoir.

FOX Nation is a direct-to-consumer, on-demand streaming service designed to complement the FOX News Channel experience with a members-only destination for its most passionate and loyal super fans. With over 5,000 hours of content, the subscription service includes conservative opinion shows, lifestyle and entertainment content, as well as historical documentaries and investigative series from a host of personalities from FOX News for $5.99 per month / $64.99 per year. Launched in 2018, FOX Nation is available on foxnation.com and through the app for iOS devices, Android devices, Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, FuboTV, Vizio TVs and Samsung TVs, as well as DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV , Comcast Xfinity, Cox Contour and the Roku Channel.

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Source: FOX Nation

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