Fox Nation to feature Roseanne Barr comedy special
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Fox’s streaming channel will feature Roseanne Barr’s first standup comedy special in 16 years.
Barr, who previously starred on both the original and revival of “Roseanne,” was fired from the latter after posting a racist tweet.
The show was retooled with her character getting killed off off-screen from a drug overdose and renamed “The Conners,” a reference to the character’s last name.
Fox Nation has signed on to feature “A Roseanne Comedy Special,” Variety reports.
The 60-minute special will be available in the first quarter of 2023 on the subscription-only streamer.
Fox Nation offers a selection of original programming geared toward a right-leaning audience and features hosts from its right-leaning commentary channel as well as streaming-only personalities.
In its announcement, the streamer teases that no topic will be “off limits.”
Barr is known for being a vocal supporter of Donald Trump. The original version of “Roseanne” frequently included storylines about topics that were considered progressive at the time and the new version has explored issues of race, sexual and gender identity and drug abuse.