"Roseanne" Revival Gets Premiere Date, Punches You In The Nostalgia
When it was announced that Roseanne was getting a revival, we had a lot of questions. Who will be in it? How will they deal with Dan Conner's death? Or the two Beckys? Will Johnny Galecky be back? And most importantly...when will it air?
We got answers to basically all of those questions.
Luckily, we found out that the entire main cast would be returning, which frankly is the only way it should be. Similar to Fuller House, the Roseanne revival is going to be a "where are they now" type series.
As for Dan? Well, let's just say ABC President Channing Dungey isn't concerned.
"I don’t want to talk too specifically, but I wouldn’t say we’ll ignore the events of the finale," Dungey says. "Dan is definitely still alive."
Sarah Chalke, aka Second Becky, will also be returning to the show. She'll play the part of Andrea, a middle-class woman who hires Becky to be her surrogate.
"I was so excited to hear that it was coming back. I think the timing is perfect," Chalke told Entertainment Weekly. "I think it’s exactly what is needed right now. Right now when the country is so divided, I really think it’s a show that brings people together. The writing is so unbelievable. It's so funny."
We also found out that Johnny Galecki will be reprising his role as David Healy, despite being on rival network CBS. Galecki played Darlene Conner's (Sara Gilbert) longtime boyfriend-turned-husband, which Galecki's show The Big Bang Theory poked fun at when Gilbert guest starred as a love interest for his character.
Galecki put everyone's speculation to rest when he posted a picture of the Roseanne table read on his Instagram page.
The only thing left to find out is when the show airs...and now we finally have an answer.
In case you needed another punch to your nostalgia, the Roseanne reboot will air in the same time slot the final two and a half seasons was in. The nine-episode installment will air starting March 27th with an hour-long episode from 8-9pm. It will occupy the 8pm time slot for its entire run.
MARCH 27. #Roseanne pic.twitter.com/nXPu6KmhUb— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) December 15, 2017
"We want everybody to see something that doesn’t really exist on TV anymore - an honest family," the show's executive producer, Bruce Helford, said. "These people are very much the core of what’s going on in the country right now."
The photos from the set look amazing, and we can't wait to see the final product!