If Will & Grace didn’t kick in the TV revival door, Roseanne certainly blew it off the hinges. There’s still a few major TV revivals to ponder, but NBC brass now say Seinfeld or Friends will never happen.
Following an initial 18 million viewers, months of national conversation and an additional 3 million DVR streams, ABC has officially decided its Roseanne revival will be canceled. Oh, wait – *checks notes* – the other thing.
Well, if a third season renewal for Will & Grace hadn’t clued you in – revivals are officially here to stay. ABC’s two-part Roseanne premiere cleaned up with almost 20 million viewers, landing the highest-rated comedy episode in years.
Like Will & Grace (and perhaps now Mad About You), sitcom revivals have a habit of ignoring their own series finales. That’s certainly the case with John Goodman’s Roseanne return, and the first official promos for our 2018 revival are not afraid to poke fun.
We knew that the "10/90" model of sitcom development had gained some serious popularity after Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management,' and FX's recent acquisitions of similar sitcom deals for George Lopez, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, but will NBC prove the first broadcast network to adopt the model? It's starting to look that way, thanks to Roseanne Barr and 'Nurse Jackie' creator Lin
From the file of “People We Haven’t Heard From Since 1998” Roseanne Barr is in the headlines. Not for her crazy farm in Hawaii or for her great TV classic of “Roseanne” but for something completely out there. Roseanne wants to be President of the United States.