While TV revivals are certainly hot right now, ABC's Roseanne revival is certainly unique, in a few ways. For one, the show brought back both Beckys, with Lecy Goranson returning as Becky Conner, and Sarah Chalke, who played the second Becky in later seasons after Goranson left the show, set to play a middle-aged housewife who had tapped Becky to be her surrogate mother. Another big difference is that the show is bringing back Dan Conner, even though it was revealed in the Roseanne series finale that Dan was actually dead, with this sudden resurrection parodied in one of three new trailers for the highly-anticipated season.
The first of three TV spots features John Goodman as Dan Conner, who is sitting on his couch watching the Chicago Bulls basketball game with his daughter Becky (Lecy Goranson), when Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) walks in, asking how the game is going. While Becky just answers, "Dope," Dan goes into a small diatribe, stating that he still thinks the 1996-1997 Chicago Bulls could beat this current team. This leads to Roseanne delivering the punch-line, telling Dan he can't live in the past, and, "when things are gone, they're gone." Naturally, this is a jab at the show itself, which altered its own past when Dan Conner was brought back from the dead, with no explanation whatsoever.
This new trailer comes after the Roseanne trailer where the Conner family wishes their fans a very Merry Christmas. We also get a trailer where Roseanne tries to illustrate the dangers of concussions to Dan, and another trailer where Roseanne sits between Dan and Darlene (Sara Gilbert), while another Bulls game is on, asking a number of ridiculously obvious questions, much to the chagrin of Dan and Darlene, who both state, "Women." It remains to be seen how many more trailers will be released between now and the March 27 premiere date.
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 Roseanne cast includes 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. Fan-favorite guest stars from "Roseanne" will reprise their roles in the revival, including Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, James Pickens, Jr. as Chuck Mitchell, Johnny Galecki as David Healy and Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell. Roseanne is produced by Carsey-Werner Television. Executive producers include Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez. Take a look at these new trailers below, courtesy of ABC YouTube.