Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'Roseanne' Revival Officially Ordered at ABC

Ahead of its upfronts presentation today, ABC has confirmed that it has given a straight-to-series order to a revival of classic sitcom Roseanne. The order is for 8 episodes, which will debut in 2018.

Original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson are all set to return. Sarah Chalke, who played the role of Becky after Goranson, will also return - but in a different role.

"The Conners' joys and struggles are as relevant – and hilarious – today as they were then, and there's really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne," said Channing Dungey, Entertainment President, ABC.

Barr, Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez will serve as executive producera. Like the original series, Carsey-Werner Television will produce.