The ‘Roseanne’ Revival Gets a Straight-to-Series Order at ABC
20 years later, the Roseanne revival is officially a go at ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has given an 8-episode, straight-to-series order to a revival of the classic ’90s sitcom, which was rumored to be in development last month. Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, and John Goodman are all slated to reprise their roles — despite Goodman’s character dying in the 1997 season finale — and Laurie Metcalf and Johnny Galecki are both expected to appear in some form too. Gilbert is also credited as co-executive producer on the revival alongside original EPs Barr, Tom Werner, and Bruce Helford. The show is slated for a midseason debut.
UPDATE: TVLine reports that Barr, Goodman, Gilbert, Metcalf, Michael Fishman, and original Becky Lecy Goranson are all set to return. Sarah Chalke, who also played Becky, will appear in “another role” on the series.