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The Real Roseanne Show

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VIEWERS 4.9 million

WHAT HAPPENED ABC got the half-baked idea to air a series documenting the making of ''Domestic Goddess'' -- a food show starring Roseanne that was to run on ABC Family.

WHY IT BOMBED Just when things got cooking on ABC, Roseanne took a whiff of her ''Goddess'' pilot and declared it unfit for broadcast. Then the star said she needed six to eight weeks off for surgery, killing any hopes of a ''Goddess'' reshoot. ABC Family canceled ''Goddess,'' and ABC followed suit with ''Real.'' ''Our series was about the creation of her ABC Family cooking show,'' says an ABC insider. ''When that got canceled, why would anyone tune in to ours?''

LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE Roseanne who?

Originally posted Sep 16, 2003
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