ABC's Roseanne held its panel at the TCA Winter Tour today, where two new posters for the show were unveiled, along with even more details about the series. The first poster features the entire Conner family gathered around the living room couch, while the second poster features just the Conner matriarch and patriarch, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman). It was also confirmed during the TCA Winter Tour that even more familiar faces will be stopping by when the show returns this spring.
It was recently confirmed that Johnny Galecki is returning as David Healy, the husband of Sara Gilbert's Darlene Conner-Healy. During the TCA Winter Tour appearance for his CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory last week, Johnny Galecki confirmed that he only appears in one episodes, and admitted that scheduling conflicts and the fact that Roseanne airs on a different network as CBS, prevented him from doing more episodes. He added that if the show comes back for another season, for, "another eight or nine episodes, I would love to do more than one." It was also confirmed on the TCA panel that Sandra Bernhard (Nancy Bartlett), Natalie West (Crystal Anderson-Conner), James Pickens Jr. (Chuck Mitchell) and Estelle Parsons (Beverly Harris) will return as well.
The timeless sitcom that broke new ground and dominated ratings in its original run returns to ABC with all-new episodes. Featuring the complete original cast, new series regulars and notable returning guest stars, the revival will explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the Conner household. With the inimitable Roseanne at its epicenter, fresh stories that tackle today's issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that haven't missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of America's favorite working-class family.
The series stars Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. It was recently confirmed that the "second Becky" will be playing a married woman who hires Becky to be her surrogate mother. Roseanne is produced by Carsey-Werner Television. Executive producers include Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez.
The Roseanne revival premiere will air Tuesday, March 27, with a special one-hour premiere airing from 8 PM to 9 PM ET. Then starting on Tuesday, April 3, Roseanne will air in its regular Tuesday 8 PM time slot, with the current Tuesday 8 PM show, The Middle, shifting to 8:30 PM. The show was originally given an eight-episode order, but then during production, ABC gave the show an additional episode, bringing this revival season up to nine episodes. Whether or not this will lead to an official renewal of Roseanne remains to be seen. While we wait for more details, take a look at these new posters, courtesy of ABC.