Look out "Fabulous Beekman Boys" — you're about to get some competition from another unlikely city-slicker-turned-farmer.
Roseanne Barr, who surprised many last month with news that she owns a 40-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, plans to invite the cameras into her life for a new docu-series on the Lifetime network.
The program, which will consist of 16 half-hour episodes, will follow Barr on Hawaii’s Big Island along with her writer-musician boyfriend, Johnny Argent, and her son, Jake.
"I'm coming back down to earth, and keeping it real," the 58-year-old said in a statement. "They've said 'Roseanne's nuts' for years, and now I'm going to make that a reality — I'm all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!"
The series, set to debut later this year, will be produced by the same minds behind "The Biggest Loser" and promises a "funny, outrageous and unfiltered look at the adventures of one of television's greatest stars transitioning into a new life that is a far cry from Los Angeles."
“Roseanne 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 president and general manager. “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.”
The release shares the comedienne's desire to "shape a more utopian dream" for herself — a sentiment shared last year in a column she wrote for the Chicago Tribune.
"The gorgeous greenery, the ocean in the distance, the sound of the rain that keeps it all lush and fragrant: It's a sweet slice of heaven, and I hope everyone can find their own little slice of that, wherever they are."
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