Earlier this month, a “Roseanne” revival was being shopped to networks, and yesterday ABC revealed that they’d picked it up, after a bidding war with Netflix.
It’ll premiere sometime early next year with most of the original cast. It’s expected to be a one-off, eight-episode season, which will revisit the Conner family, roughly 20 years later.
There’s still no word how they plan to handle John Goodman’s character, who died at the end of the original show.
But they did shed some light into the Becky situation, since the character was played by two actresses. The original Becky Lecy Goranson will play Becky, but Sarah Chalke is also involved, although she’ll be playing some other character.
“Roseanne” ran for nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997, also on ABC.