The House of Mouse is doubling down on Roseanne Barr. ABC has renewed its Roseanne TV show revival for an 11th season. The sitcom, which originally aired on the Alphabet Network between 1988 and 1997, returned for a 10th season, earlier this week.
An ABC sitcom, Roseanne stars series originals Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, and Sarah Chalke, alongside newcomers Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey. Returning guest stars include Johnny Galecki, Sarah Bernhard, Estelle Parsons, James Pickens Jr., Natalie West, and Adilah Barnes. The sitcom centers on working-class couple Roseanne and Dan Conner (Barr and Goodman), their family, and friends. Chalke, who replaced the departing Goranson as Becky in the original series, is returning in a new role.
Roseanne: A Look at the Ratings
The 10th season premiere of Roseanne earned a 5.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic and drew 18.44 million total viewers. Although its Nielsen ratings are likely to drop off, it still dwarfed all of the other ABC ratings for primetime entertainment programming (both scripted and unscripted).
Roseanne Season 11 Renewal Was Expected
As we reported earlier this week, ABC had been working on closing deals with the main cast and had until April 15th to get it done. Now the deal is sealed.
Learn more about the Roseanne season 11 renewal from this ABC press release.
‘ROSEANNE,’ TV’S BIGGEST PREMIERE THIS SEASON,
IS PICKED UP FOR AN 11TH SEASON ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
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The ABC Television Network has picked up hit comedy revival “Roseanne” for an 11th season, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today. With just one day of Nielsen’s delayed viewing counted, the return of “Roseanne” saw its Total Viewer count swell by a best of season for any premiere telecast of over +3.4 million viewers to a 21.869 million average audience. In addition, after the first day of playback, Roseanne shot up to a 6.24 rating in Adults 18-49, adding more than 1.0 rating point and over 20% to its Adult 18-49 Live + Same Day number.
“We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes. The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the ‘Roseanne’ team has in store for next year,” Dungey said.
The timeless sitcom, featuring the complete original cast, new series regulars and notable returning guest stars, explores 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. The revival has also drawn critical raves, with The New York Times calling it “feisty and funny” and The Wall Street Journal writing that “Roseanne” is “sparkling.”
The series stars Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.
Fan-favorite guest stars from “Roseanne” reprise their roles in the revival, including Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell and Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell.
“Roseanne” is produced by Carsey-Werner Television. Executive producers include Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez.