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The "Roseanne" Revival Has A Premiere Date

The premiere date for the new Roseanne revival has appeared.

The new take on the famous 90s sitcom will appear on our tv screens on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and will continue thereon for every Tuesday. ABC announced this date this past Friday by tweeting out the line, “same couch, same cast, same laugh.”

And to that effect, most of the original cast will be returning to the series including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Johnny Galecki, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, and Sarah Chalke.

The official network synopsis of the "10th season" is that it:

“Will explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the Conner household. With the inimitable Roseanne at its epicenter, fresh stories that tackle today’s issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that haven’t missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of America’s favorite working-class family.”

On top of that, Sandra Bernhard and Estelle Parson, who both played queer women in the show’s original run, will be returning as well.

That said, the series finale of the show revealed that Parsons, who played the mother of Roseanne’s character, wasn’t really a lesbian and instead it was Roseanne’s sister Jackie.

We’re currently unsure how the show’s controversial ending will affect this revived series’ story (especially since many other complications were brought up like Dan’s death and the two daughters marrying different men).

On top of that, it was announced earlier this year that Darlene, played by openly gay actress Sarah Gilbert, will have a “gender-creative” child named Mark.

All that said, there is some concern of how the comedy of the show will be presented as Roseanne Barr’s political views have shifted since her original take on the role.

We’ll see what happens in March.

Roseanne Revival Will Have A Gender Nonconforming Child

Jackson Millarker (from Modern Family) & Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki

We have more information for you concerning the upcoming Roseanne revival.

Turns out there might be a gender nonconforming character in the new revival of the show.

Showbizz 411 broke the story when a casting call went out for a child actor who could play a gender nonconforming character.

The casting call states that the role demands “sensitive and effeminate” acting from the performer and “displays qualities of both young female and male traits.”

In addition, it’s known that the 9-year-old character is one of two children of Darlene, played by openly gay actress Sara Gilbert, and David, played by Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki.

Just yesterday, we talked about how Roseanne will ignore the finale and have the main character’s husband, Dan, alive.

If you don’t know, the finale season of classic sitcom Roseanne went a little, or a lot, off the rails. In that season, the Connors won the lottery and became instantly rich. They then went through wacky adventures like going on luxurious trips and Roseanne’s sister flirting with a prince.

But, then on the final episode the writers decided to do a “wake up from a dream” trope where Roseanne tells the audience that everything they’d seen in the season wasn’t real. She had just made it up from her typewriter in the basement of her home.

Turns out, her Darlene wasn’t married to David, her sister Jackie was a lesbian, and Dan died!

BUT, now the show has decided to change all that up again. The writers have said that they wouldn’t ignore the ending but would have Dan alive and now we see that Darleen and David at least stayed together long enough to have two kids.

So, it’s anyone’s guess where exactly the story will be when the Roseanne revival starts up, but at least we know there will be LGBTQ characters involved when it does.