‘Roseanne’ Revival Will Begin Airing in March 2018
One of America's favorite dysfunctional families will be returning to television next year. Roseanne's Conner Family will return to ABC starting in March.
The Revival Date
Fans can see the Conner clan on March 27 when the Roseanne revival will air an hour-long premiere which stars at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The show is expected to move to its new time on April 3, when it will air 30-minute episodes at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
Roseanne Cast Assemble
Most of the Roseanne cast's original line-up is expected to join the show. Roseanne Barr and John Goodman will continue to anchor the Conner clan as Roseanne and Dan Conner. Golden Globe-nominated actress Laurie Metcalf is expected to reprise her role as Jackie, Roseanne's younger sister. Sara Gilbert, who also serves as one of the series' executive producers along with Barr, Michael Fishman, and Lecy Goranson, will all reprise their roles as Darlene, DJ, and Becky respectively. Scrubs alum Sarah Chalke, who played the second incarnation of Becky in the classic series, will portray a new character. Details regarding Chalke's character have not yet been revealed. Other previous cast members that are expected to return to the revival include Estelle Parsons and Sandra Bernhard, who will reprise their respective roles of Beverly Harris and Nancy Bartlett.
An All-Star Executive Producer Team
Throughout the Roseanne revival process, an all-star team of producers of have joined Barr and Gilbert on the team. Tom Werner, who produced the original series with partner Marcy Carsey, returned to lend his guidance to the reboot. Famous comedienne and TV personality Whitney Cummings also joined the production team. Bruce Helford and Tony Hernandez round out the show's executive producer team.
Barr's Fall And Redemption
The road to the Roseanne revival has not been an easy one for Barr. Over the past few years, Barr struggled with personal health crises as she claimed in 2015 that she was losing her vision. Barr also got in hot water with her fiery comments against popular restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A. However, she had some success as a guest star on The Office and judged two seasons on NBC's short revival of Last Comic Standing.
It is unknown if ABC will request additional episodes or a season after the nine episodes are aired.