Roseanne is returning to ABC next month. Fans have been wondering what the Conner family has been doing since the series ended after nine seasons in 1997, and that question has been answered.
John Goodman said the following about the status of the Connors when the ABC series returns, per TV Guide, “The last 20 years, [we’ve been doing] pretty much doing the same [thing], scraping by.” The Conners will continue to be a working class family but Goodman promises that his character won’t have another heart attack this time around.
Roseanne Barr said that the family has been “getting older” and “watching the family grow.”
Laurie Metcalf says that sister Jackie is still working but it’s unclear what she does. Metcalf joked, “Jackie claims to have a job… We don’t ever see her at her job, so I’m not sure if she’s telling the truth or not.”
Sarah Chalke, who replaced Lecy Goranson as daughter Becky in season six of the original series’ run, will play a new character named Andrea. Andrea hires Becky to be her surrogate. Goranson says, “You will see several scenes between us, which I think are really fun.”
Beverly (Estelle Parsons), Crystal (Natalie West), Nancy (Sandra Bernhard) and David (Johnny Galecki) will also be back at some point during the revival. The latter had two children with Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and they are now divorced. No word on what D.J. (Michael Fishman) has been doing. Guest Christopher Lloyd will guest and will have a relationship with someone on the show.
The Connor family will return to ABC on March 27th with nine new episodes. Are you excited for the return of this series? Tell us what you think.
YES! I am very excited that the show Roseanne is coming back! Roseanne has always been one of my favorites. I love the reality of it. It relates to a lot of blue collar workers and their problems with money and emotional family drama etc. I’m a little confused though. Forgive me but it has been a long while since the show but I thought Roseanne and the Connors had won the lottery and they had fix the house up with all kinds of fancy furniture etc. Why are they going back to the way they lived before winning the… Read more »
It will be interesting. To see it in new episodes will be nice. They can’t say it’s the same cast because Glenn Quin is dead and the character of Dan died of a heart attack in the last season. Who will play Becky? Lecy Goranson or Sarah Chalke? They will have to have someone else play Mark. Is Roseanne still a widow? How will it be explained if Dan comes back from the dead?
I am SO very very Happy Roseanne is BACK!!!! It has been my Favorite show of ALL time ever since i watched the very first episode! I Love every one of the cast members! I became a part of their family from Landford Illinois abd they will always be a big part of my Life!!! A show that was absolutely relatable to most people’s lufes! Livibg paycheck to paycheck, ups and diwns in the family, i could go on and on, but to keep as real as possible, Roseanne is and will Always be my Favorite show of all time!!!… Read more »