Roseanne Returning to ABC After 20 Years
Roseanne is set for a revival, ABC network bosses have confirmed after competing with Netflix to restart the show two decades after it ended.
Most of Roseanne original cast will return for 2018 eight-episode revival.
Roseanne becomes one of a slate of TV series being revived, including Will & Grace, Twin Peaks, The X Files, 24, Prison Break and The Gilmore Girls.
The sitcom aired for nine seasons in the late 1980s and through the 1990s.
Original cast members Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) have all been confirmed.
However, Johnny Galecki, who played David, is busy with his role as Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Roseanne depicted a normal American family, the Conners, led by Roseanne in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
The sitcom won many awards and its final episode drew nearly 17 million viewers when it aired in 1997.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey wrote 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.”
On Twitter, though, opinions were divided.