Roseanne: Revival Coming to ABC in 2018

Roseanne: Revival Coming to ABC in 2018

Roseanne: Revival Coming to ABC in 2018

What is old is new again. Or at least that is what the television networks are telling us. ABC released some awesome news yesterday when it unveiled its new fall schedule at Upfronts in New York City. The alphabet network will be bringing back  the popular sitcom Roseanne, which aired on ABC from 1988-1997.

The Roseanne reboot will be 8 episodes and air sometime in early 2018. The original cast consisting of Roseanne, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman. and Lecy Goranson have all agreed to return. Sarah Chalke, who filled in for the role of Becky after Goranson left to attend college, will also be back for the reboot. She will be playing a yet undetermined role. Johnny Galecki, currently starring on The Big Bang Theory, may also return. Roseanne and Gilbert will serve as executive producers on the series. Tom Werner and Bruce Helford, who worked on the original series, have signed on as executive producers too.

It is still unclear how John Goodman’s character Dan will be written into the Roseanne reboot. In the series finale, it was revealed that Dan had died of a heart attack. In 2009, Roseanne posted in a blog that if a reunion special did happen, that Dan could show up after faking his own death!

While on the air, Roseanne was a ratings powerhouse for ABC. For the first seven seasons, the comedy was one of the top 10 most popular shows on network television. The show was rated number 1 during season 2, in a tie with the comedy The Cosby Show. Roseanne and Laurie Metcalf both received Emmy wins for their work on the show. Metcalf actually received 3 wins for her portrayal of Jackie Harris. John Goodman and Sara Gilbert both received several Emmy nominations.

Are you excited about the Roseanne reboot? Let us know in the comments section below.

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