Roseanne Barr's highly publicized TV comeback may be over before it ever gets off the ground.
ABC Family has halted production of "Domestic Goddess," a cooking and lifestyle show featuring Barr that was to have premiered Sept. 20. Officials said the decision was prompted by the news this week that Barr will be undergoing a hysterectomy next week, and by production problems.
Meanwhile, "The Real Roseanne," ABC's unscripted series about the development of "Domestic Goddess" by Barr, her family and friends, could be in jeopardy. Since "The Real Roseanne" revolves around the creation of a series that now will never air, executives said they are taking "a hard look" at the series, which has performed poorly in its first two weeks on the air. Viewership for the second installment was off 23% from the low-rated premiere.
-- Greg Braxton