The cast of Roseanne will return to televisions this fall — without Roseanne Barr — in The Conners. The spinoff, which features the remaining members of the iconic sitcom family, will officially premiere on Tuesday, October 16 — almost a month after ABC debuts its other fall programming. In addition to The Conners, the network has set fall premiere dates for several other new and returning shows, including The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy.
Following an initial 18 million viewers, months of national conversation and an additional 3 million DVR streams, ABC has officially decided its Roseanne revival will be canceled. Oh, wait – *checks notes* – the other thing.
One wouldn’t necessarily expect the Conner family to take stock of the Oscars, but Roseanne is officially going for gold. The 90th Academy Awards brought our first look at ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival, and John Goodman’s miraculous return has not gone unnoticed.
Like Will & Grace (and perhaps now Mad About You), sitcom revivals have a habit of ignoring their own series finales. That’s certainly the case with John Goodman’s Roseanne return, and the first official promos for our 2018 revival are not afraid to poke fun.
The Conners are back, and they look like they haven’t missed a step. Catch a first look at ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival, as a new table read photo reveals both the updated Conner household, and familiar faces like John Goodman and Sarah Chalke.
We’re starting to a see a bizarre revival trend in which shows like Will & Grace completely ignore their finales in favor of a comeback. So too is Roseanne confirmed to ignore its meta-twist ending, because what’s Roseanne without John Goodman’s Dan?
Once we’d gotten past the “why” of ABC’s Roseanne revival, there was still the “how” of John Goodman’s Dan taking part. The character famously served as one of the series finale’s heavier twists, but new details of the revival seek to undo poor Dan’s fate.
Surprised though we were that Roseanne was next on the list for revival, we knew ABC would put up a fight to host it. So it is, that the broadcast network has beaten out Netflix for the chance to bring back Roseanne, currently eying the return for midseason.
Director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg are tackling two devastating events in recent American history in their latest films. Following the recent Deepwater Horizon, the filmmaker and actor’s next film this year will follow the tragedy of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in Patriots Day.