With the ever-increasing popularity of 1980s and 1990s sitcom revivals such as Netflix's Fuller House still going strong, it doesn't seem like this trend will be going anywhere anytime soon. According to a report by Variety, a revival of the popular 90s sitcom Roseanne, which received heaps of praise for its true-to-life portrayal of working class Americans, is currently being shopped to various television networks and streaming services.
The original series, which ran for nine seasons from 1988 to 1997, centered around the Connors, a midwestern family struggling to get by on a working-class wage. The original show has been nominated for, and even won, countless awards including a Golden Globe award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 1993.
So far, original cast members Roseanne Barr (Roseanne Connor), John Goodman (Dan Connor), and Sara Gilbert (Darlene Connor) are already on board for the reboot project. Barr and Gilbert will even be serving as executive producers alongside the returning production duo of Tom Werner and Bruce Helford. However, supporting actors Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris) and Johnny Galecki (David Healy) have yet to confirm whether they will be taking part.
For her performance as the bossy-yet-endearing American mother, Roseanne Connor, Barr was nominated for four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, one of which she won during the show's prime in 1993. Additionally, John Goodman's performance as Dan Connor was nominated for seven Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series along with four Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, one of which Goodman won in 1993. Fellow stars Gilbert and Metcalf also received several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for their performances on the show, with Metcalf winning the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series three times.
Previously both Gilbert and Goodman have revived their iconic Roseanne characters for a brief reunion on an episode of The Talk, a CBS daytime program on which Gilbert serves as a co-host. The brief, mini-reunion sketch took place in the Connor's familiar living room set. It was the first time the characters had been revived since Roseanne ended in 1997.
With the surging popualrity of nostalgic sitcom revivals refusing to slow down anytime soon, it isn't hard to imagine Roseanne making a big comeback in the near future.