Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

'Roseanne' is officially coming back to network TV, Becky situation resolved

'Roseanne' is officially coming back to network TV, Becky situation resolved

Revivals continue apace on screens big and small, with word that "Roseanne", the family sitcom led by comic Roseanne Barr, will be returning to its home network at ABC in 2018.

The limited-run reboot has already proved a successful formula for networks looking to cash in on the current craze for TV nostalgia, with The X-Files launching a tenth season after 15 years off the air in 2016.

Not only is "Roseanne" getting a reboot, but we also get both Beckys. That's about all there is to know at the moment. "Other than that, we're still at the early stages".

Barr and Gilbert will also serve executive producers of the revival, along with the original series' EP Tom Werner.

How the show handles Goodman's return remains to be seen.

Running from 1988 to 1997 for nine seasons, Roseanne was hailed for its realistic portrayal of the working class American family. I'm sure there will be some sort of joke about that during the first episode, just as there was when the original actress, Lecy Goranson, that played Becky returned after she was temporarily replaced by Sarah Chalke.

"Roseanne" marks the latest old series to be brought back for new episodes.

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