Roseanne Is Being Rebooted And Brought Back To TV
THR- It’s official: Roseanne is returning to ABC. The network has handed out a straight-to-series order to an eight-episode revival of the wildly popular family sitcom headlined by comedian Roseanne Barr. The reboot will debut sometime midseason on the network.
“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.
Gotta admit that I did not see this one coming. I feel like 90s nostalgia and reboots are usually on my radar. But I had no clue that there was a demand for Roseanne let alone a movement to bring it back. Then again I guess it kind of makes sense. The characters in Roseanne are as common as it gets. Dave Portnoy built a media empire that is growing by the minute brick by brick for the common man by the common man. It was only a matter of time before someone in recycling factory known as Hollywood hit the reboot button on Roseanne. Plus I imagine every single person involved with the show was sick to their stomachs watching Darlene’s flunky boyfriend become a name in Hollywood as he continues to cash those ridiculous Big Bang Theory checks. Who gives a shit that they killed off Dan? I feel like people stopped watching by then anyway. I watched Roseanne when I was way too young and didn’t understand the jokes. Plus we need some Roseanne in today’s society to loosen up all the triggered outrage warriors across the country. Can you imagine if this shit happened today?
Chaos in the streets and Trump would have to do some crazy shit to take back the spotlight on Twitter. And you can’t hate on the Roseanne theme song on opening. Shit was legit back when TV themes brought the heat.
P.S. I usually support the original actor of a TV character whenever a change is made. I ride or die with Aunt Viv 1.0 in Fresh Prince and the OG Morgan from Boy Meets World is the only Morgan I recognize. But I am especially behind the original Becky on Roseanne because Becky II is played by the actress that played Stella in How I Met Your Mother (I didn’t realize this until today). Yeah I know she played a lovable character on Scrubs. But Stella is a Top 5 shitty person on HIMYM, which was filled with shitty people. Zoe was a total dud, the random black lady from the last season was cringeworthy from the jump and Lily was a complete grinch that bounced on one of the greatest boyfriends/fiancees in television history. But Stella leaving Ted at the altar, despite Ted occasionally being a huge loser in his own right, makes her a bitch in my eyes and I will hate every role Sarah Chalke plays the rest of her life, even though she has the face of a smoke that will age very well.