The Conner family is officially returning home to ABC.
“Roseanne,” the classic ’90s sitcom starring comedian Roseanne Barr, will get eight new episodes sometime midseason in 2018, the network announced Tuesday.
The series’ original cast members, Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky), will all return, as will Sarah Chalke. Chalke took over the role of Becky from Goranson in later seasons, but she’ll play a different role in the reboot.
The latest installment will come more than 20 years after the show ended in 1997 with a widely panned season nine that revealed Roseanne’s beloved husband, Dan, had died of a heart attack earlier in the season despite audiences believing he survived.
“The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant — and hilarious — today as they were then, and there’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.
“Roseanne” consistently dominated the ratings during its nine seasons thanks to its groundbreaking portrayal of a realistic blue-collar Midwest family.
Back in 2009, Barr, 64, revealed her own ideas as to what the Conner clan would be up to today, though there’s no telling whether her predictions will be reflected in the reboot.
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