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Roseanne gets chance to talk about Roseanne

Roseanne as Howard Cosell?

NBC has offered Roseanne an opportunity to provide live commentary on its unauthorized biographical TV movie Roseanne and Tom: A Hollywood Marriage during its Halloween telecast.

No word on whether a similar offer has been extended to her estranged husband, Tom Arnold. Maybe she'll be joined by her new beau, now, fiance. Yes, it's true: Roseanne is engaged to her blond bodyguard, Ben Thomas, her publicist confirmed Wednesday. But the couple hasn't set a date: They can't get married until her divorce from Arnold is final.

TV notebook

Cybersurfing with Beavis and Butt-Head: Fans of the head-banging duo will get their big chance to yuk it up with creator Mike Judge on Tuesday _ if they're on-line. Judge will be available on America Online from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to chat about all things Beavis and Butt-Head. Fans also will have the opportunity pick Judge's brain about the new MTV Beavis and Butt-Head Ensucklopedia and video game. . . . Double Bart: Now that Fox's Hardball has been canceled (who noticed?), Sunday viewers will get back-to-back episodes of The Simpsons, beginning Nov. 6. . . . Character switch: Funnyman Judge Reinhold will drop in on the American Old West in a guest appearance Saturday on Lonesome Dove: The Series. He'll play an escaped prisoner.

_ Information from Times wires was used in this report.