We Finally Have a Premiere Date for the 'Roseanne' Revival
Mark your calendars, ladies and gents.
Don't make any plans for the night of Tuesday, March 27, because ABC just announced that's when the Conners will officially return to our televisions.
The first episode of the much-anticipated Roseanne revival will be an hour long, running from 8 to 9 p.m. ET/PT. The subsequent eight episodes will last the traditional 30 minutes, running from 8 to 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
This time slot feels mighty familiar for Roseanne and company — the show's final two seasons aired during Tuesday nights on ABC. The revival's premiere date was announced via Facebook. In it we see the Conner's worn and beloved living room, with the promise of "New Episodes, Same Couch, Same Cast, Same Laugh."
In August, the ABC's president, Channing Dungey, remarked that the revival will more strongly resemble the show's first few seasons, rather than Roseanne's controversial ninth and final season.
“We’ve now heard the broad strokes of the creative for these eight episodes,” said Dugney, “and feel very confident that is going to be a return to the show everyone knew and loved.”
Fans of the original series were also thrown by the return of John Goodman as Dan Conner, who had supposedly died of a heart attack in Roseanne's final season.
To that, Dugney said: “I wouldn’t say that it is ignoring the events of the finale, but I can confirm that Dan is definitely still alive.”
Who else is ready to welcome the Conners back with open arms?