Sounds Like 'Roseanne' Is Getting The Band Back Together

Expect eight new episodes sometime in the near future.

It sounds like “Roseanne” is about to become the latest ‘90s sitcom to jump on the ever-growing revival train. 

Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported Friday morning that Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert have all signed on to get the band back together. 

“I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy ‘Roseanne’ is in the works,” Andreeva wrote. 

The Hollywood Reporter went one step further, confirming the rumor that the show was coming back for an eight-episode stint. Supposedly, Gilbert is the main engine behind the project and will act as one of the executive producers.

It’s unclear as of now where the episodes will live. But predictably, both outlets are reporting that Netflix is in the mix, which is par for the course for the company, which is basically reviving every nostalgia-inducing show it can. But ABC, where the show originally aired, looks to be interested as well. 

Everyone's favorite TV family is going to be back in your life soon.
Everyone's favorite TV family is going to be back in your life soon.

“Roseanne” originally ran from 1988 to 1997 and was, at one point, one of the most popular shows in the country. 

During a recent interview, Goodman expressed interest in the idea of doing some more “Roseanne” episodes. “Oh, hell yes … if we could get everyone together,” he told “The Talk” co-host Julie Chen. “The Big R [Barr] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere … but we were very happy to work together.”

Oh, and not to give away any spoilers, but in an absolutely wonderful 2009 blog post entitled “reunion show,” Barr predicted what would have happened with everyone on the show. 

dj gets published
mark dies in iraq
david leaves darlene for a woman half his age
darlene meets a woman and they have a test tube baby
becky works at walmart
roseanne and jackie open the first medical marijuana dispensary in lanford illinois, and pay off the mortgage before the house is foreclosed on.
arnie becomes the best friend of the governor of Illinois
mom sells a painting for ten grand
nancy and arnie remarry
jerry and the grandsons form a band like the jonas brothers
dan shows up alive after faking his death.
leon has a sex change op.
bonnie gets busted for selling crack.

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