Yep…Call It a Comeback: ROSEANNE

By on May 16, 2017
Roseanne, the beloved 80’s-90’s family sitcom is returning to TV two decades after saying goodbye to viewers. ABC has announced that they are bringing the Connor clan back to the network that made them household names. Network CEO Channing Dungey confirmed plans for the new episodes while on a conference call with reporters ahead of ABC’s big presentation during 2017 Upfronts week in New York City.

“We’re rebooting Roseanne,” she said. “It is planned for the midseason. We’re still at the early stages.” Per the network’s press release, the eight-episode revival will find the Connors continuing to deal with “the economic challenges of living pay check to pay check in 2018.” “The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant – and hilarious – today as they were then, and there’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne.”

There were reports of some sort of reunion a few weeks ago with interest from Netflix and other outlets but ultimately, ABC where the show originally aired won out. As previously reported, original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert will be returning with Barr and Gilbert executive producing alongside original producers. Other original cast members Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will return as Jackie, Becky and D.J., respectively.
Roseanne, aired from 1988 to 1997 for nine seasons and was celebrated for its realistic portrayal of the working class American family. Centered on the Connor family, the hit comedy went on to 17 Emmy awards throughout its run.
 
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