Network won’t comment on comedian’s complaints
If Roseanne Barr is trying to bait NBC into a fight, the network isn’t biting.
Barr lashed out at TV executives on Twitter over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, vowing never to work in TV again and saying, “I feel as if I’ve been insulted/assaulted for over a year.”
She seemed to be referring to a development deal with NBC. “Actually, for many years-from my first reality show to my second and two failed development deals. Don’t call me-I won’t call you. I’m gone,” Barr said.
But NBC has taken a pass on responding, with a network spokesman telling TheWrap he had no comment. NBC also declined to comment on Sandra Bernhard’s defense of Barr’s tirade.
On NBC’s corporate cousin, Bravo, she said on “Watch What Happens Live” Sunday that Barr has a right to be angry. Bernhard appeared on Barr’s ABC show, “Roseanne,” which aired from 1991 to 1997.
“She’s written two really good scripts for NBC and they haven’t picked them up. And she should be, why shouldn’t Roseanne be back on television?” Bernhard asked. “I mean the ‘Roseanne’ show has not been off the air since it was first on the air.”
During her weekend venting, Barr complained that one prospective showrunner kept her out of the process of writing a script.
“There were hardly any jokes in the script, and I didn’t connect with the characters at all. My family told me 2 quit-I kept on trying,” the 61-year-old said.
Barr returned to Twitter Monday to complain about sites that have written about her tweets.
“A tweet 4 cannibal bloggers who try2 launch sites w my tweets on twitter:-u r bottom feeders of gossip mongering-
#gefiltefishballsofHumanity” she said Monday.