She’s back! Roseanne Barr’s hit TV show Roseanne is back on ABC for a full on revival, arriving on air in 2018. It will welcome back almost the whole original cast. The show was on air from 1988-1997, a staple of primetime TV in the 90’s. It’s been two decades since we spent quality time with the Conner family and the weekly half-hour hang out has been long overdue.
So far confirmed to return are John Goodman, coming back as Dan Conner, husband, father and devoted dry-wall contractor, along with and Sara Gilbert in her role as Darlene Conner-Healy, their hilarious and sometimes rebellious daughter. They’ve also confirmed Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky). Obviously, Barr will be playing her original character, the loud-mouthed and loving domestic goddess of a housewife Roseanne Conner. Roseanne’s the star and creator, and we can’t imagine the show without her. Without fail, she always brings her sharp wit and tender humor to every scene.
The humor of the show is more relevant today than ever. Roseanne has always described the show as a working-class comedy, and has consistently uses the sitcom format to comment on the realities of families in America. It’s a point of view that’s been sorely missed during primetime, and we’re ready to hear what the Conner family has to say about it.
That isn’t to say she left America behind for the past two decades. She’s been consisting acting in films and TV, and has hosted almost a dozen of her own comedy tv shows since. And we can’t forget her recent bid for president, which she served up with a blend of seriousness, humor and totally problematic statements.
Roseanne tweeted the official news of the revival on Wednesday:
There will b a ‘Roseanne’ re-boot on ABC in 2018 & we intend 2 make jokes about everything on earth.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 17, 2017
Everything on earth? That’s a lot of jokes, Roseanne! But if anyone’s up for the task, it’s her.