Roseanne returning to ABC for eight-episode run in 2018
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.
“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.