Roseanne Barr is readying a comedy comeback for Fox News’ streaming service, Fox Nation.
On Sunday, Jan. 29, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the first teaser for the upcoming special — titled “Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!” — will be airing during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.
In the 15-second ad — which can be seen here — Roseanne steps up to a microphone onstage and asks, “Has anybody else been fired recently?” before laughing maniacally
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The special will debut on Fox Nation on Feb. 13, and marks her first comedy special since 2006; in conjunction with the special, Fox Nation will also be debuting an inside look at the controversial comedian titled “Who Is Roseanne Barr?”.
Barr made a brief return to the spotlight in 2018 when her iconic sitcom “Roseanne” was revived for ABC, registering record-breaking ratings.
However, the network cancelled the show after Barr issued a tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett that was condemned as racist; ABC subsequently resurrected the show, but fired Barr.
Renamed “The Conners”, the new spinoff killed off Barr’s character, focusing on the other members of the beloved sitcom family.