Comedian Rosanne Barr will star in a new Lifetime docu-reality series
that will air later this year, network officials announced Monday.
as yet named series will feature Barr as she manages a full-functional
40-acre macadamia and live stock farm on Hawaii's Big Island along with
her boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake, according to officials from
the female-targeted network. Lifetime has ordered 16 half-hour episodes
of the docu-series, created by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA (The Biggest Loser).
Barr is an undeniable force of nature and the idea of following her in
this unique premise excited us from the get-go," said Nancy Dubuc,
Lifetime Networks' President and General Manager in a prepared
statement. "Roseanne is funny and brutally-honest, and our audience will
relate to her decision to go on this adventure and create an entirely
new life for herself. We are thrilled she will make her long-awaited
return to television on Lifetime."