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.
Practice your quacks and get in Flying V formation – The Mighty Ducks may be skating onto a TV near you. Reports indicate that the classic kids’ sports comedy is eyeing a return to the ice with a new TV iteration from the original trilogy’s screenwriter.
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.
ABC has officially severed all ties to Mario Batali, including his role as co-host of The Chew. The move follows an initial suspension stemming from multiple sexual harassment allegations that surfaced earlier this month.
Another ABC food series is in jeopardy over its host’s misdeeds. After celebrity chef Mario Batali left The Chew, ABC has pulled the remaining episodes of The Great American Baking Show over host Johnny Iuzzini’s reported sexual misconduct.
And just like that – Roseanne Season 9 never happened. Our first formal look at the 2018 revival sees not only John Goodman back in his role as Dan Conner, but also Roseanne herself and daughter Darlene palling around the old house like nothing’s changed.
Alec Baldwin is practically an SNL cast member at this point, but the actor may soon have a more unexpected perch – his own talk show. Reports suggest Baldwin is negotiating with ABC for a new series based on his WNYC radio show, with production potentially starting next week.
The Conners are back, and they look like they haven’t missed a step. Catch a first look at ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival, as a new table read photo reveals both the updated Conner household, and familiar faces like John Goodman and Sarah Chalke.