“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey..
The original run of the series broke new ground through the authentic and relatable lens of the Conner family, barely scraping by in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. It also dominated the ratings as one of the highest-rated television series on the air for its near-decade run. This time around, the Conners continue to face the economic challenges of living paycheck to paycheck, with a sense of the absurdity of it all. With the inimitable Roseanne at its epicenter, the revival will explore life, death and everything in between, with the humor, relevance, warmth and brutal honesty that audiences appreciate.
Fan-favorite guest stars from “Roseanne” will reprise their roles in the revival, including Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell and Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell. Additionally, Christopher Lloyd guest stars as Bev’s boyfriend, Lloyd.