John Goodman and the cast of Roseanne

ABC has ordered an additional episode of Roseanne, raising the revival series’ total episode count to nine. A photo from the Roseanne set was recently released showing the (mostly) re-assembled cast doing a table read ahead of filming. The now nine-episode season is expected to air in 2018.

Inspired by the stand-up comedy of “domestic goddess” Roseanne Barr, the original Roseanne chronicled the everyday struggles of the Conner family of the fictional town of Lanford, IL, striking a chord with audiences for its grounded depiction of working-class life. Roseanne ran for nine seasons on ABC, posting huge ratings for much of its run, before finally running out of steam (due in ...

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