Following the upcoming revival of “Will & Grace” and the recent returns of “Full House” and “One Day At A Time”, “Roseanne” may be the next classic comedy returning to TV.
Deadline is reporting that an 8-episode revival of the hit sitcom is in the works. Original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert have signed on, with Laurie Metcalf and everyone else in talks to return.
A rep for Goodman confirmed to ET Canada that “the revival is still in early discussions,” and that “should the deal get closed, John will be a part of it.”
Barr also addressed speculation over a reboot, tweeting that if it were to happen she would totally be on board!
Networks like ABC and streaming giant Netflix are bidding to host the show’s return. “Roseanne” aired on ABC during its original run from 1988 to 1997, so it would be a fitting home for the show’s return.
Netflix, of course, is no stranger to a revival, bringing back hit series like “Arrested Development” and “Gilmore girls”.
Goodman and Gilbert hosted a mini-“Roseanne” reunion during an episode of “The Talk” recently and Goodman seemed open at the time to reunite with the entire cast.
“Oh, hell yes… if we could get everyone together,” he told Julie Chen. “The big ‘R’ (referring to Barr) and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere…but we were very happy to work together,” he revealed.
ABC confirmed the reboot news saying the revival is officially set for a midseason debut. “Roseanne” will return with the entire original cast for an eight-episode run on the network. Barr, Goodman, Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf will return. For those wondering, both Beckys will also return–Sarah Chalke and Lecy Goranson will appear in the revival, with Chalke in a different role.
ABC president Channing Dungey confirmed the news on Tuesday. “The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant, and hilarious, today as they were then, and there’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than ‘Roseanne’,” Dungey said about bringing the show back