Rumors of a Roseanne reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (December 11) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2018.
UPDATE 12/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 29 years since Roseanne first aired?! (29 years, 1 month, 24 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Roseanne end?
When Roseanne came to an end after 9 years in May 1997, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Dan Conner (John Goodman), Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf), Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) and Darlene Conner (Sara Gilbert). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Roseanne reunion disappoint people?
Roseanne aired from 1988-1997 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Goodman said he's not sure if Roseanne would work today. “I don't want to see old Dan Conner,” he told a journalist (Goodman turned 65 in June). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Roseanne movie?
In a recent interview, Johnny Galecki (who played David Healy) said he can't imagine a Roseanne reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Fred Willard (who played Scott between 1995 and 1997) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Roseanne movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Roseanne film, Roseanne Barr stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Roseanne reboot?
Recasting Roseanne for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Roseanne reunion, a Roseanne movie, or a Roseanne reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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