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.