The Roseanne revival season will be coming to a television screen near you in Spring of 2018.
It was announced on Friday that the 9-episode new installment of the popular 90s television series will make its triumphant return to ABC programming on March 27, 2018.
The series will premiere will be a special hour-long episode airing on the 27th at 8 PM. Each following episode will be a half hour long and will also air at 8 PM on Tuesday nights – the same timeslot the original series ran in through the final two and a half seasons.
Roseanne will feature the original cast members Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie) and Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ) and Lecy Goranson (Becky). Sarah Chalke, who also played the role of Becky in the later season, will also return but in a different role. Special guest stars for the revival season include original series regulars Sandra Bernhard and Johnny Galecki.
Check out the teaser below from the Roseanne twitter account as well as the official synopsis for the upcoming revival season.
— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) December 15, 2017
“When it premiered on ABC, the series broke new ground for its realistic portrayal of a working-class family, the Conners, barely scraping by in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. it also dominated the ratings as one of the highest-rated television series on the air for its near-decade run. A comedy about ordinary people who faced day-to-day survival with a sense of absurdity of it all, the inimitable Roseanne was its epicenter.
Lauded for its humor, relevance, warmth and honesty, the Conner family will continue to deal with the economic challenges of living paycheck to paycheck in 2018. In its nine seasons on ABC, in addition to being a primetime ratings hit, the series won a Peabody Award and a Golden Globe Award for best television series (comedy or musical). Barr and Goodman each won Golden Globes for best performance by an actress and actor. Barr went on to win an Emmy as lead actress, and Metcalf won two supporting actress Emmys for her work on the series.”
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