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NBC May Order 100 Episodes of New Roseanne Sitcom

new roseanne sitcomNBC is working on a deal for a new Roseanne Barr sitcom. Barr is co-writing the project with Nurse Jackie co-creator Linda Wallem. Barr signed a development with NBC and Universal TV in January.

According to Deadline, the new comedy would go directly to series using the 10/90 model that has been used with the Tyler Perry sitcoms and Anger Management.

This would be Universal TV’s first 10/90 deal. Essentially, the studio would order 10 episodes (without a pilot) and then, if the episodes hit a certain ratings minimum, 90 more episodes would be ordered automatically. The 100 episodes would give Universal enough installments for syndication.

Episodes are typically filmed on an abbreviated schedule in these arrangements and some would argue that the quality can suffer as a result.

What do you think? Would you like to see Barr return in a new sitcom? What do you think of the 90/10 model?

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TERRI April 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I love Roseanne Barr aka Roseanne Conner!!! I wish the show would have never ended. Please bring all of the characters with the same actors back in the new show.PERFECT CASTING!!! WE’VE MISSED YOU ROSEANNE!!!

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Jennifer August 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING ROSEANNE BACK, AT ALL COSTS , BRING HER BACK! NO MATTER THE COST, SHE WILL MULTIPLY THE WORTH, HEAL A MUCH BROKEN AUDIENCE AND INTERJECT CHANGE IN THE MOST CREATIVE WAY.

THIS SHOULD NOT EVN BE A CONSIDERATION BUT A WORK IN PROGRESS.

7 PILLARS OF WISDOM, READ IT, BRING HER BACK.

Roseanne, I am praying for you, I would love to meet you, listen to you, learn from you, just on a basic human level!

Hugs.

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JC July 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

The 10/90 deal has turned out to be a disaster for FX with regards to Anger Management. That should serve as a warning to any other network thinking about doing it. NBC should consider the following: episodes 2-10 of “Go On” averaged a 2.6 demo rating, while episodes 11-22 averaged 1.4. Now image if NBC was on the hook for 78 more episodes of “Go On,” would they be happy about that?

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Zabster July 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

what an insane business model.

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