Roseanne is returning to US television with original cast members set to return nearly 20 years after they departed.
Eight episodes, shot as a multicam comedy, have been announced by ABC network, to debut sometime ‘midseason.’
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson are all set to return.
That’s despite John Goodman’s character of Dan being killed off and the entire final season including a shark-jumping lottery win, explained as Roseanne‘s “Dream.”
Sarah Chalke, who played the role of Becky after Goranson, will also return, but in a different role. Johnny Galeki is rumoured to be making an appearance.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement, “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.”
News of the show’s revival follows recent comebacks for the Gilmore Girls, Will and Grace, Twin Peaks and Full House.
Roseanne ran from 1988-97, drawing nearly 17 million viewers for its final episode.
Source: Hollywood Reporter.