There's been a lot of talk of revivals and reboots over the last couple of years so you may have missed the news that Roseanne is making a comeback. The classic American sitcom, which paved the way for many more dysfunctional family comedies over the years, will return in 2018 after twenty years off the air.
Roseanne originally ran from 1988 to 1997 and followed the story of a blue-collar family in Illinois. Pretty much all of the cast are returning too, including Roseanne Barr (Roseanne Conner), John Goodman (Dan Conner), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne’s sister Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner), Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner), Sarah Chalke (who replaced Goranson as Becky in 1993), and Michael Fishman (D.J. Conner). Even Johnny Galecki, who played Darlene’s boyfriend-turned-husband, will return for one episode.
In case you are wondering just how Goodman could come back given that his character supposedly died in the final episode, don't worry, thankfully the show is ignoring that bizarre finale which saw the reveal that the entire series was actually a story written by Roseanne Conner about her life and pretty much messed up everything you knew and loved about the show.
You also may want to know how both Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke could both be returning given both played Becky. Well it seems Chalke will be back to play Andrea, a middle-class married woman who hires Becky (Alicia Goranson) to serve as her surrogate.
Other than all of that, everything pretty much looks exactly as you remembered it. "It was like we wrapped last week instead of 20 years ago," John Goodman told EW. "The hair on my arms stands up. It’s like if I was going to put my Boy Scouts uniform on again and it still fit."
The cast all got together for an interview on People TV and talked about what it was like to be back together again:
The nine-episode Roseanne revival series is set to air on ABC on March 27th.