‘Roseanne’ Is Officially Returning To ABC In 2018
The Conners are back—with BOTH Beckys!
Get ready to welcome the Conners back to TV! The classic sitcom “Roseanne” will return to ABC next season.
The network dropped the news about the eight-episode series during its annual fall TV lineup announcement. And, we’re pretty excited to see what the Conner family is up to today!
The announcement comes just in time to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary of its debut on the network.
“Roseanne” Still Relevant
The original “Roseanne” sitcom ran from 1988 to 1997. However, the story of the blue-collar family trying to make it in the world still rings true today, according to ABC executives.
“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,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC entertainment.
During its original 222-episode, nine-season run, “Roseanne” enjoyed incredible success. The show held a top-10 viewing rank for all but its last two seasons. Collectively, “Roseanne” won four Emmy awards (one for Roseanne Barr and three for Laurie Metcalf, who played Roseanne’s sister Jackie) and was nominated for many more.
Original Cast Set To Return—Including Both Beckys
The sitcom reboot intends to bring back most of the original cast, according to the ABC announcement.