ABC airs One-Hour Premiere of the Revival of the Series “Roseanne”

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22 March 2018
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Roseanne
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“Roseanne”
Premieres Tuesday, March 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC
 
         Iconic comedy series “Roseanne” returns to The ABC Television Network, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast – Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. With 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.

 

          In these new episodes, the Conners continue to face the economic challenges of living paycheck to paycheck, with a sense of the absurdity of it all. With the inimitable Roseanne at its epicenter, the revival will explore life, death and everything in between, with the humor, relevance, warmth and brutal honesty that audiences appreciate. 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 and Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell. Additionally, Christopher Lloyd guest stars as Bev’s boyfriend, Lloyd.

          During the first half-hour episode of the season premiere, “Twenty Years to Life,” Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another. Guest starring in this episode are Sarah Chalke as Andrea and Marques Ray as Ramon.

Roseanne
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          During the second half-hour episode, “Dress to Impress,” Darlene’s son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home. Guest starring in this episode are Sarah Chalke as Andrea, Judy Prescott as Miss Crane and Izzie Leigh Coffey as Girl.
 
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