Roseanne Barr is making her way back to the small screens and we finally know the official premiere date for her new show. ABC just announced that the new season of Roseanne will kick off with an hour-long segment on March 27, 2018. Here’s everything we know so far about the network’s exciting reboot.
According to Pop Sugar, production for the new season of Roseanne wrapped up this past week and cast members treated fans with a number of different photos straight from the set.
The reboot will feature all the main characters from the original show and hopefully recapture everything that made the Conner family so good. Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalfe (as Jackie), Sara Gilbert (as Darlene Conner), Michael Fishman (as D.J. Conner), Johnny Galecki (as David Healy) and Sarah Chalke (Becky) are all back in action for the new season.
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Roseanne will also introduce Shameless’ Emma Kenney, who is playing the part of Harris Conner, as well as some younger faces to the mix.
According to Entertainment Weekly, producers did their best to retain all of the aesthetics from the original series. This includes using the same set pieces and getting every single detail just right, including the afghan that was always resting on the back of the living room couch.
For Executive producer Bruce Helford, he hopes bringing back the original set will stir up a lot of emotions for fans and give them a special experience right off the bat. Of course, it helps that everyone from the original series will also be back in action.
It may have been twenty-one years since we last saw the Conner family, but co-executive producer Bruce Rasmussen assured fans that Roseanne and Dan are still a blue-collar couple doing their best to provide for their growing family.
This should provide the show will plenty of opportunities to explore modern problems while keeping the series true to its roots.
For Helford, bringing the series back to life is all about giving the audience a look at TV’s most honest family and relating to the issues that the average family deals with on a regular basis. So far, it sounds like Roseanne will pick up right where it left off back in 1997.
In addition to casting and storyline news, Cheat Sheet reports that the opening season will feature nine episodes. This is a break from the original series, which usually had around 25 episodes per season. This, of course, is in line with other reboots we’ve seen in recent years.
Fuller House was only 13 episodes long and Will & Grace just debuted with 16 installments, though it was only originally slated for 10. There’s no telling if ABC will extend the first season beyond the 9-episode order, but things are already looking promising. That said, the network also hasn’t announced if the show will stop at one season or go on for more.
The new season of Roseanne premieres on ABC on March 27, 2018.