John Goodman nears deal for Roseanne Barr pilot

Former 'Roseanne' stars poised to reunite for NBC's 'Mobile'

John Goodman is poised to reunite with Roseanne Barr in the NBC comedy pilot “Downwardly Mobile.”

Goodman is close to finalizing a deal to costar in the pilot from 20th Century Fox TV and scribe Eric Gilliland and Barr. Barr stars as the owner of a mobile home park who becomes a surrogate mother to many of its residents. Goodman will play one of those residents, an ex-Marine who is friendly with Barr’s character.

Barr and Goodman had sitcom chemistry as spouses Roseanne and Dan Conner in the ABC laffer “Roseanne,” which ran from 1988-1997.

Goodman’s been prominent in a range of supporting roles in recent years, notably on HBO’s “Treme” and the Oscar-nommed “The Artist.”

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