Roseanne re­turn­ing to ABC for eight-episode run in 2018

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Re­vivals con­tinue apace on screens big and small, with word that “Roseanne,” the fam­ily sit­com led by comic Roseanne Barr, will be re­turn­ing to its home net­work at ABC in 2018.

The orig­i­nal “Roseanne” ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997 and stood out in its time for its uniquely barbed hu­mour in de­pict­ing a work­ing class fam­ily mak­ing ends meet in Illi­nois.

In ad­di­tion to Barr, the show fea­tured John Good­man as her char­ac­ter’s hus­band, Dan Con­ner, along with three chil­dren, who were played by Sara Gil­bert, Michael Fish­man and a com­bi­na­tion of Sarah Chalke and Lecy Go­ran­son por­tray­ing the fam­ily’s old­est daugh­ter, Becky. The se­ries also fea­tured Lau­rie Met­calf as Roseanne’s sis­ter, Jackie. The orig­i­nal cast will all re­turn for the re­boot, ac­cord­ing to ABC, and Chalke will also re­turn in a dif­fer­ent role.

A pre­mière date has yet to be an­nounced, but the new “Roseanne” will re­turn in mid­sea­son 2018.

DAN WAT­SON, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

“Roseanne” cast back in the day: Michael Fish­man, seated from left, Roseanne Barr, John Good­man, and sec­ond row from left, Sara Gil­bert, Ali­cia Go­ran­son and Lau­rie Met­calf.

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