“Roseanne” was a show about a middle-class, Middle American family. It was politically incorrect at times, and its popularity came about because of its broad appeal. If it were to take a realistic look at such a family today, it would paint a very different picture — one that doesn’t feed so easily into a traditionally left-leaning sitcom that bashes the president.
Barr’s politics and the realities of today’s world are something that won’t be ignored, according to ABC’s president. “I don’t know whether Roseanne [Barr] will speak about Trump by name. But she’s going to speak very honestly,” said ABC president Channing Dungey in a keynote address to the Banff World Media Festival on Monday.
She continued, “We’re going to be tackling some of the topics that are in the conversation today. I’ll leave it that.” The revival will see the return of all of the original cast members, including actor and comedian John Goodman.
I barely remember writing this, but here I am, back in 2012: “Roseanne Barr & the Comeback That Never Came”