I am smiling from ear to ear right now. Literally. Not even kidding.
So Deadline just announced that Roseanne, like other beloved ’80s/’90s series’, is next up on the revival slate, with a planned 8-episode limited series headed our way at some point in the foreseeable future. The original cast, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf will all be back, which is hugely exciting for me on a personal level. Why, you ask? Roseanne is my all-time favorite sitcom, and I can often be found riding the couch and revisiting my favorite episodes. Many of my favorites, as you might expect, are set on Halloween.
Back in September of last year I wrote an article titled Celebrating the Many “Roseanne” Halloween Specials, and I explained just how influential the show’s Halloween-themed episodes were at the time and still continue to be. Before “Roseanne” came along, shows didn’t really have Halloween specials – today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a series that doesn’t celebrate.
Eight Halloween specials aired throughout the original run of “Roseanne”; and with the show getting a revival, we can only speculate that we’ll be getting a new Conner family Halloween celebration in the process. After all, the “Roseanne” Halloween episodes continue to be the show’s most popular and fondly remembered, so why the hell wouldn’t they make a new one?!
Multiple networks including ABC and Netflix are currently bidding on the revival. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the series finale… which will probably have to be ret-conned.
After all, Dan needs to be brought back to life.