It’s official: ABC has revived Roseanne straight-to-series, with an 8-episode season to premiere midseason 2018.
ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey just confirmed Roseanne reboot. Said it will premiere at midseason.
— Daniel Holloway (@gdanielholloway) May 16, 2017
Additional details courtesy THR:
“We’re rebooting Roseanne,” ABC president Channing Dungey confirmed Tuesday on a conference call with reporters about asked about the potential revival, news of which had broken several weeks earlier. However, she did not have many details to share beside an expected midseason premiere date, noting, “we’re still at the early stages.”
Original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman (despite the fact that his character died of a heart attack during the series’ run), 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,” Dungey said in a statement.The pickup comes almost exactly 20 years after the Emmy-winning multicam went off the air.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Roseanne Season 2 (Season 10 overall) at ABC…