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A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.
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Complete series cast summary:
Roseanne Barr ...  Roseanne Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
John Goodman ...  Dan Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
Laurie Metcalf ...  Jackie Harris / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
Michael Fishman ...  D.J. Conner / ... 229 episodes, 1988-2018
Sara Gilbert ...  Darlene Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
Alicia Goranson ...  Becky Conner / ... 158 episodes, 1988-2018
Johnny Galecki ...  David Healy / ... 94 episodes, 1992-2018
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'Roseanne' is the story of a working-class family struggling with life's essential problems--marriage, children, money, and parents-in-law. A now-classic sitcom, the story circles around the Connor family, a family of five that includes the parents, Roseanne and Dan, and the children, Becky, Darlene, and D.J.. Roseanne is helped in her challenge to keep the family moving along by her single sister, Jackie, and various friends. Written by Bossy Bessie

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USA

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English

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18 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Life and Stuff See more »

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| (222 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Marcy Carsey, one half of Carsey Werner the production team that produced and created both "The Cosby Show" and 'Roseanne" commented about the scandals surrounding the stars of her top two shows; Bill Cosby and Roseanne Barr. The veteran TV producer paused before reflecting on both scandals. "All I can say is that life gives you these surprises. The Roseanne political stance, what a surprise. Bill Cosby ... the guy that we worked with, the guy we knew him to be or thought him to be was a wonderful collaborator, a brilliant guy, very kind-hearted. When anyone was sick or had a loss, he was right there. So it was a shocker," she said, summarizing: "All these decades later to have these revelations, it's awful - but it happens." This is a timely statement since the downfall of both sitcom stars happened within a month of each other. Cosby was convicted of rape at the end of April of 2018; Roseanne sent out out her racist tweets at the end of May in 2018 and her career was also extinguished at that point as well. See more »

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Nice TV show addressing important social issues
4 June 2018 | by Dr_Mark_ODohertySee all my reviews

The new rebooted 2018 version of Roseanne made a good and courageous effort of addressing important issues; such as Islam in America, with a touching moment of Roseanne defending her Muslim neighbor in Episode 7.

Pity the show got cancelled; even if it was justified, due to a racist tweet from its star, Roseanne Barr, which has led to ABC pulling the show.

Realistic working-class voices on TV are very important; even if it means addressing issues that are uncomfortable to some established members of society; such as poverty, unemployment, Trump support and right-wing politics; the harmful mutual demonisation of left and right politics in America certainly restricting constructive political debate in America these days.

Should ABC forgive Roseanne Barr for the tweet which was unquestionably dogwhistle racism? In my opinion, yes. Perhaps humble her a bit more, but a second 'reboot' attempt of the TV show might be the way to go here; to encourage political debate, soul-searching and analysis of important social-political challenges in America.


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