Goodman's Downwardly Mobile

Dan and Roseanne Conner are back -- sort of. John Goodman is in talks to join Roseanne Barr in her new NBC pilot, Downwardly Mobile. It's like the 1990s all over again! Where's Becky, Darlene and D.J.?

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman

John Goodman is returning to the small screen. The actor is in final negotiations to star in a new sitcom alongside former TV wife, Roseanne Barr!

According to Deadline, the pilot is called Downwardly Mobile, and will feature "Barr as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy." Goodman's character will work at the park and maintain a "buddy relationship" with Barr.

The actors famously worked together on Barr's self-titled sitcom, which aired from 1988-1997. During its run, they both earned Golden Globe awards for outstanding lead actor and actress in a comedy series.

Downwardly Mobile marks a reunion both in front and behind the camera. Aside from Barr and John Argent, the show was co-created by Eric Gilliland, a former Roseanne executive producer. But he's not alone, Roseanne casting directors Risa Bramon Garcia and Billy Hopkins are also on board with the pilot.

Since Roseanne's cancellation, John Goodman's career has continued to soar. He's appeared in multiple films such as The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou and Red State. He's also guest starred on popular TV shows like The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (for which he won an Emmy), Damages, Treme and Community.

Last year, Goodman appeared in the silent feature The Artist, which has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Most recently he signed on to star in the Joel and Ethan Coen drama Inside Llewyn Davis, which is slated for release next year.

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