‘Roseanne’ Revival In The Works

'Roseanne' Revival In The Works

One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s, Roseanne, is set to make a big comeback. According to Deadline, a limited series revival of the hit blue-collar family comedy is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert. Laurie Metcalf and  Johnny Galecki in the process of joining them.

The eight-episode revival of the Emmy-winning sitcom is currently being shopped to networks, including ABC (the original home of Roseanne), and Netflix, which has been staging reboots of classic sitcoms, including Full House and One Day At a Time, along with new installments of cult favorites Arrested Development and Gilmore Girls.

Barr would exec produce the new episodes with Tom Werner, Bruce Helford — who both exec produced the original series — as well as Gilbert.

Roseanne originally ran on ABC from 1988 until 1997 and won 17 Emmys throughout its run.

News of the project comes ahead of the 20th anniversary of the series finale, which aired on May 20th, 1997 and nabbed nearly 17 million viewers.

Tags: Arrested Development, Full House, Gilmore Girls, Netflix, One Day At a Time, Roseanne Barr

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