News that a Roseanne revival was in the works last month was met with a groundswell of support from fans – with the exception of one tiny little detail.
In the most bizarre turn of events for the show’s final season, it was revealed by the end of the series that John Goodman’s character Dan had died and everything that had followed didn’t actually happen.
Which was a weird enough twist that it looks like this revival series will ignore it completely, TVLine reports.
Basically, it seems they’re doing the equivalent of putting their fingers in their ears and humming the theme tune really loudly instead, which means that John Goodman can rest easy knowing his role in the revival is secure.
Earlier this week, ABC president Channing Dungey revealed the popular sitcom would be back for a reboot and was currently in the “early stages” of development.
The show’s leads Roseanne Barr and John Goodman will both be back to reprise their roles, while the rest of the family have all also signed up to return, including Sara Gilbert who played their teenage daughter Darlene.
Sarah Chalke, who played the second Becky Conner after original cast member Lecy Goranson left will also be back, but it seems she won’t actually be playing Becky. Instead, the original Becky actress Lecy will return along with Michael Fishman (D.J. Conner) and Laurie Metcalf (Jackie).
And it’s casting moves like that which really places the emphasis on reboot series.
After the news broke that the series was in the works, Barr told fans that she “of course” wanted a reunion series to happen but was still hammering out all of the details with ABC.
During its nine years on the air, Roseanne won three Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmy Awards, and set the standard for many dysfunctional family sitcoms that followed in the ’90s.
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