October 18 is the 29th anniversary of the Roseanne’s original premiere on ABC in 1988. With the show set to return to ABC in 2018, the cast gathered for their first table read for the revival’s premiere episode entitled “Twenty Years to Life.”
Returning to ABC, the eight-episode reboot, featuring the original cast – Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) will air in 2018. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.
Roseanne is the second high-profile revival coming to ABC in 2018. American Idol will come to the network in a new incarnation.