After a long hiatus, Roseanne Barr is back on television — and it appears that viewers are embracing her new reality series with open arms. 

"Roseanne's Nuts," a reality series that follows the actress as she manages a 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm in Hawaii, scored 1.64 million viewers during last week's premiere. It was the Lifetime network's top weeknight homegrown unscripted series premiere in more than eight years among total viewers.

Critics, too, appear to be eager to see more, with Greg Archer over on HuffPo calling the series "one of the most refreshing, thoroughly entertaining reality TV offerings of the summer." Mary McNamara of the LA Times says it's "occasionally weird, occasionally hilarious show that is simultaneously a window into the life of an eccentric performer and a wickedly fun send-up of the genre, dating all the way to Paris Hilton and 'The Simple Life.'"

For Barr, the series is just a window into what she considers to be her own utopian dream. 

"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," she said last year

Check out a clip from "Roseanne's Nuts" below. The series airs every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime. 

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Viewers crazy about 'Roseanne's Nuts'
Series premiere about actress and her Hawaiian macadamia nut farm draws 1.64 million.