Ever since the Roseanne reboot on ABC scored 18.1 million viewers after its airing on March 27, the pro-Trump comedian has been in high demand with even Donald Trump personally congratulating her over the phone on the show's success.
Riding on a hubris high, the forthright actress and writer posed a question for her Twitter followers that implied fans want to see more of her on television outside of her sitcom.
In a March 29 tweet, which has since been deleted, Barr asked fans if she should agree to a booking on Anderson Cooper's CNN show or Sean Hannity's Fox program.
"Should I go on Anderson Cooper's show? What do you think?" she asked Twitter followers. Then followed up with, "Should I got on @seanhannity?"
should i go on @seanhannity ?— Roseanne Barr (@Roseanne Barr)1522345259.0
Those in the Trump camp responded favorably. "Absolutely you should go on Hannity. You're a real American that has no fear in expressing your opinion and not following any preordained agenda," wrote one enthusiast.
@therealroseanne @seanhannity Absolutely you should go on Hannity. You’re a real American that has no fear in expre… https://t.co/FeSMdT9M5k— Thomas Matters (@Thomas Matters)1522348506.0
Even Trump's eldest son tweeted his encouragement, reiterating that Hannity's people were "her people."
100% @seanhannity’s people are your people... that, and when you leave he won’t have a panel of 7 people who ALL de… https://t.co/fVwlgbDXWr— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1522349788.0
It didn't take long for the Fox host to respond to her imposition.
Roseanne, It would be a honor to have you on!! Many congrats on the massive ratings. Best always Sean https://t.co/eehgntkK0k— Sean Hannity (@Sean Hannity)1522345703.0
Not only did he want Barr as a guest on his show, he invited her to taker over with hosting duties for an episode.
"Roseanne, would you like to host my show one night?" he asked with the exhilaration of a spirited puppy. "DONE!! Just say yes!"
Roseanne, would you like to host my show one night? DONE!! Just say yes! https://t.co/eehgntkK0k— Sean Hannity (@Sean Hannity)1522350657.0
It looks like they're ready to seal the deal.
@seanhannity dm me!— Roseanne Barr (@Roseanne Barr)1522350819.0
There wasn't much resistance.
@therealroseanne @seanhannity you'll fit right in! https://t.co/kZ6RODt61V— Doggirl Marabito (@Doggirl Marabito)1522373836.0
But old grudges resurfaced.
@DonaldJTrumpJr @JackPosobiec @seanhannity Still can't forgive her for disrespecting our National Anthem and our mi… https://t.co/TowpmZIUVz— Yasmine Nilles (@Yasmine Nilles)1522350721.0
While others commented on Hannity's alacrity over his invitation.
@seanhannity You seem a little desperate, Sean.— Donald Trump Sucks (@Donald Trump Sucks)1522353144.0
@seanhannity @irritatedwoman Stop sucking up...it's embarassing— BlockchainFTW (@BlockchainFTW)1522351456.0
Roseanne doesn't need additional publicity, given the show's built-in fan base. The show already got renewed for a second season with a 13 episode order. Or an 11th season, if you count the prior seasons from the 1990s.
ABC president Channing Dungey said in a statement, "We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes. The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can't wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year."
The writers and producers told the New York Times that outside of the first two episodes that aired, there's not much discussion between the characters about the current administration. But it will still focus on other relevant issues like unemployment, health care, single motherhood, and opioid addiction.
One thing is certain. There will be no shortages of controversy with the return of Roseanne, on and off camera.