Roseanne Is Coming Back to TV: Report

Deadline reports the sitcom is returning for an 8-episode season
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2017 6:05 PM CDT
Roseanne May Be Latest to Get in on TV Revival Trend
Deadline reports "Roseanne" is returning after two decades for an eight-episode revival.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – One of television's most-popular looks at the lives of working-class Americans may be coming back. Deadline reports networks—including ABC and Netflix—are currently bidding on an eight-episode revival of Roseanne, which ended its original run nearly 20 years ago. Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert are signed on, and producers are in the process of getting the rest of the original cast on board, according to the report.

When asked recently if he would be interested in reprising his role as Dan in a reboot, Goodman replied, "Oh, hell yes." For her part, Barr mused in 2009 about where the characters would be now, including Roseanne opening a medical marijuana dispensary and Dan faking his own death. A revival of Roseanne would join other recently resurrected series like The X-Files, Fuller House, Gilmore Girls, and Will & Grace. (Read more Roseanne (sitcom) stories.)

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