ABC Orders Additional Episode of Roseanne Revival Series

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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