Are you ready for Roseanne Barr’s laugh to be back on your TV? An 8-episode reboot is in reportedly in the works. But with that ending, who will be able to return?
One of the biggest sitcoms of all time is back. Roseanne, which ran on ABC from October 1988 to May 1997, is making a comeback, our sister publication Deadline is reporting. An eight-episode limited series revival is reportedly in the works — and, yes, the Conner family is coming back.
Here’s who will be returning: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf are coming back, Deadline reports, with others (including Johnny Galecki) still in the process of signing on. The new installment will be produced by the same team as the original — Tom and Rosanne — along with Bruce Helford and Sara. It’s reportedly being shopping around to its original home of ABC and the go-to home for many revivals, Netflix.
John and Sara recently had a reunion on her talk show The Talk, and John was totally down for a reboot. “Oh, hell yes… if we could get everyone together,” he told Sara’s co-host Julie Chen. “The big ‘R’ (Roseanne Barr) and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere…but we were very happy to work together.” Roseanne herself teased a reunion just weeks before the official announcement. “Roseanne show cast is up for a reunion show,” she tweeted on March 16.
The show was known for showing the every day lives of a typical American working class family. Americans saw themselves in the Conners. The series reached #1 in the Nielsen ratings and became the most watched television show in the United States from 1989 to 1990. A revival is long overdue!
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