Roseanne spinoff

Roseanne spinoff that wisely omits Roseanne is all but a done deal at this point. Multiple sources report that execs and creatives are working on a way to bring the show back with almost the entire cast and crew, while omitting Roseanne Barr herself. That’s fine.

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Roseanne cancelled

In a shocking decision, ABC has officially cancelled the mega-popular sitcom Roseanne after the show’s lead actress posted a racist comment on Twitter.

UPDATE: In addition to the Roseanne revival being canceled at ABC, The Hollywood Reporter says reruns of the original series that ran from 1988 to 1997 have been pulled from Viacom’s Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT starting today, and The Laff network has also followed suit. Hulu will also be taking down all episodes of Roseanne from their streaming service.

Read our original story from May 29 on the Roseanne cancellation, along with the official statement and Roseanne Barr‘s apology, below. Read More »

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ABC’s revival of Roseanne is one of the biggest network comedies on television right now, but despite its popularity, one of its showrunners and head writers, comedian Whitney Cummings, has just stepped down and walked away from the series.
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roseanne reboot

Roseanne is shaking up Hollywood. The Roseanne reboot premiered to massive ratings Tuesday night, drawing more viewers than any network sitcom has in four years. Not only that, the premiere snagged more viewers than its 1997 finale 21 years ago.

So what does that mean for the TV landscape? First of all, you can count on the revival phenomenon to keep going strong. But the more intriguing effect of Roseanne‘s gargantuan success is that we could see a new era in middle America sitcoms. Or maybe it’s a combination of both. You may finally find out which Friends character would have voted for Donald Trump.

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Roseanne Reboot Trailer

Later this month, America’s favorite blue collar family from the ’90s is returning for a new round of episodes. The Connors were a groundbreaking sitcom family going through the trials and tribulations of middle class life in ABC’s series Roseanne. The series became famous for tackling issues that other sitcoms never touched, and they’re about to do it all over again.

A revival of Roseanne is coming to ABC at the end of March, and all of the original cast members are returning for more family shenanigans. Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) are all reprising their roles from the original series, and the first Roseanne reboot trailer with new footage from the show debuted during the Oscars last night. Do The Connors still have it? Read More »

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Roseanne is back on the air this March, with the entire cast returning. That includes John Goodman as Roseanne Conner’s husband Dan. The series finale of Roseanne revealed that Dan died of a heart attack, but he is very much alive in the first scene of the new tenth season. On a Television Critics Association panel, Roseanne Barr and her producers explained how this came about.

“A lot of the reason that I [had Dan die] was to add another layer of freshness for people who were going to watch the series over and over,” Barr said. “In the third episode of Roseanne, Dan builds Roseanne a writing room and Roseanne is a writer. So I think that’s kind of what I always wanted to do [that] and that was always what I had in mind for the completion of the tenth season.”

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Roseanne

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey spoke with the Television Critics Association on Sunday. One of the subjects that came up was the network’s eight episode reboot of Roseanne. Fans of the series are wondering how the new series will address the show’s final season, in which the Conners won the lottery and Dan (John Goodman) died of a heart attack. Goodman is returning as a very alive Dan, and Dungey confirmed that the season premiere would address the long running sitcom’s previous season.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
  • AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
  • The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
  • ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
  • And more!

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Another day, another set of trailers from the upfronts presentations that networks are giving over in Hollywood. This time, it’s ABC coming out of the gate with trailers for all of their shows debuting this fall, as well as the midseason.

There are seven new dramas, including a Lost-style mystery sci-fi series called The Crossing with Steve Zahn and a potentially compelling medical drama called The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore. And ABC also has four comedies, including a new show called Alex, Inc. produced by and starring Zach Braff, the revival of Roseanne, and the return of The Office star Jenna Fischer to television in Splitting Up Together.

Watch all of the ABC 2017 TV series trailers below. Read More »

The steady stream of television news continues today with a couple of interesting announcements. After the jump, read about the “near miss” of a television adaptation of Vertigo comic book series DMZ, Rosanne Barr’s return to sitcom television, and a fifth-season renewal for True Blood.

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