“Roseanne” is the latest ’90s TV show eyeing a comeback.
The original series executive producers Tom Werner and Bruce Helford are also on board to executive produce alongside Barr and Gilbert.
The revival is being shopped to both broadcast and streaming platforms, with original network ABC in the mix.
The original “Roseanne” aired nine seasons from 1988-1997 on ABC and won 17 Emmys. The series followed the blue collar Conner family, trying to make ends meet in Lanford, Illinois.
Goodman and Gilbert staged a parody of a mini-reunion of their father-daughter characters Dan and Darlene Conner in March when he appeared on CBS’ “The Talk,” on which she’s a co-host.
The show also starred Laurie Metcalf and Johnny Galecki, who are in negotiations to reprise their roles as well.
Goodman’s inclusion is an interesting development since the series concluded with the character of Roseanne revealing that Goodman’s character had survived a heart attack and the family won the lottery… which was all a dream. In the reality of the show, Dan did not survive the heart attack.
If a new “Roseanne” happens, it will be in good company with a plethora of other nostalgic properties which have come back to life, including NBC’s upcoming “Will and Grace” revival, Netflix’s “Fuller House” and “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” and Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” reboot. The CW also has a reboot of classic nighttime soap “Dynasty” among its pilot orders this year.
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