INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY GREENLIGHTS SEASON TWO OF "MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD" WITH HOST ROSEANNE BARR
-- America's Favorite TV Mom Uncovers More Sordid Schemes with Series Return in Fall 2015--
(Silver Spring, MD) - On the heels of a hugely successful first season, Investigation Discovery today announced the greenlight for season two of MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD, hosted by comedienne, Roseanne Barr. MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD was one of ID's top series in 4Q 2014, ranking #2 for W25-54 and W18-49 delivery against all ad-supported cable and breaking the record to become ID's best Primetime telecast ever for W18-49 delivery. The sophomore season of MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD is slated for fall 2015, revealing all-new darkly humorous stories and shocking crimes committed by mothers, who would, literally, kill for their children's happiness and success.
"We all know moms who will do anything for their kids, but the matriarchs on MOMSTERS are not afraid to go the extra mile when desperate times call for devious measures," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "Roseanne adds her own unique touch of wry humor to these outrageous true tales of shameless mothers whose over-the-top antics will make viewers not only gasp, in disbelief - but, also, laugh at the absurdity of it all."
"It is such an honor to be chosen to represent these horrible mothers, I think," said Roseanne Barr "LOL! I know I enjoy watching how these complete maniacs fly under the radar until they go off the rails, and get caught and thrown in the slammer where they belong!"
MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD uncovers a bizarre world where mothers will go to great, often scary, lengths for their children's happiness. From the little league mama who stalks and threatens her son's coach to the pageant parent who will stop at nothing to get her daughter the crown, these mothers are not afraid to cross normal boundaries and get their hands dirty - or, sometimes, even bloody!
MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD is produced for Investigation Discovery by Sharp Entertainment with Matt Sharp as executive producer, Rebecca Bruno as co-executive producer and Christopher Gidez as supervising producer. For Investigation Discovery, Lorna Thomas is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Roseanne Barr
Comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, recent presidential candidate and the original domestic goddess, Roseanne Barr continues to amaze. After nine years, 224 episodes, four Emmy awards, and countless other accolades, she single-handedly re-landscaped the medium of situational comedy forever. Her creation and stark portrayal of "Roseanne Conner" and the Conner family on ABC's Roseanne has been hailed as "the most ground breaking kitchen-sink sitcom since All in the Family (Entertainment Weekly)." The role earned Barr an Emmy Award as well as Golden Globe, Kids' Choice and multiple American Comedy Awards. Barr also had her own talk show, "The Roseanne Show," which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination as outstanding talk show host. Her big screen credits include "She Devil," "Freddy's Dead," "Blue in the Face" and "Meet Wally Sparks," and she voiced characters in "Look Who's Talking Too" and "Home on the Range." She has written three books: "Roseanne: My Life as a Woman," "My Lives" and most recently, "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm." In 2013, Roseanne returned to her stand-up roots and was the headline act for an exclusive run at the legendary Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. She can be found blogging daily on her website, www.roseanneworld.com, and on Twitter as @TheRealRoseanne. Most recently, Roseanne was the center judge on America's most compelling comedy competition on NBC's Emmy Award-nominated series "Last Comic Standing." At Full Moon and High Tide Studio (FMHT), Barr's family-run production company, she is currently spearheading numerous projects including her first DVD for children, titled "Rockin' with Roseanne: Calling All Kids!" which was inspired by Barr's grandchildren.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America's favorite "guilty pleasure." From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.