‘Roseanne’ is coming back to ABC with new episodes and Sara Gilbert is an executive producer
Sara Gilbert will not only reprise her role of Darlene on an ABC revival of Roseanne, she will also be an executive producer.
ABC announced today that will classic sitcom starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman will return next spring with eight new episodes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the revival was spearheaded by Gilbert who is currently a co-host and exec producer of the CBS daytime show The Talk.
Earlier this year, Gilbert had Goodman on the talk show as a guest and the two reprised their characters of Dan and Darlene Conner in a comedy bit.
Also returning will be Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) are all set to return.
Sarah Chalke played the role of Becky after Goranson left the show. She will also return but in a different role.
‘The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant — and hilarious — today as they were then, and there’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne,’ ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.
Roseanne ran on ABC from 1988-97 and had several gay characters including Roseanne’s friend Nancy (Sandra Bernhard) and her former boss Leon (Martin Mull) who married his boyfriend Scott (Fred Willard) in a 1995 episode.
A year earlier, Roseanne had visited a gay bar with Nancy and was kissed on the lips by guest star Mariel Hemingway.