Roseanne (sitcom)

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Roseanne Slammed for Joke About Minority Shows

Actor/writer Kelvin Yu responds on Twitter

(Newser) - In the wake of its ratings debut stunner —and congratulatory call from President Trump—the new Roseanne show stirred up controversy this week with a joke about TV shows focused on black and Asian characters, USA Today reports. In a recent episode, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman wake up... More »

Ratings Stunner by Roseanne Prompts a Call From Trump

President congratulates his real-life supporter, Roseanne Barr

(Newser) - Roseanne didn't just return to the air with a pro-Trump message , it returned with huge ratings. The show Tuesday night drew 18.2 million viewers, many of them in the coveted 18-49 age bracket, figures that have stunned Hollywood, reports Deadline . Maybe not surprisingly, the numbers also drew the... More »

Roseanne Returns, With a Pro-Trump Argument

TV's famous mom, and her real-life counterpart, are supporters

(Newser) - Roseanne returns to the airwaves Tuesday night after signing off in 1997, and the reboot is getting lots of attention for more than the usual reasons of nostalgia. The show, especially the premiere that airs at 8pm Eastern on ABC, will have a distinctly Trumpian theme, reports the AP . It... More »

Roseanne Explains Why She's Pro-Trump on Show Reboot

'True reflection of the society we live in,' Barr says of her character's politics

(Newser) - The one thing Roseanne Barr wants from the reboot of her ABC sitcom Roseanne is authenticity, and to be "a true reflection of the society we live in," she told reporters at a Television Critics Association presser on Monday. That's why she says her character, working-class mom... More »

Dan 'Definitely Still Alive' in Roseanne Remake

ABC isn't explaining yet how that aligns with John Goodman character's supposed death

(Newser) - The Roseanne revival is set to air on ABC this fall, and one character in particular will make a surprising comeback. Dan Conner, the family patriarch played by John Goodman, was revealed in the series finale to have died of a heart attack—but in the ABC reboot, "Dan... More »

ABC Bringing Back One of Its Most Beloved Shows

'Roseanne' reboot will feature original characters

(Newser) - Roseanne's return to TV has been confirmed, 20 years to the week after the beloved sitcom's final episode aired. ABC, the show's original network, announced Tuesday that it has ordered an eight-episode run of the revived show, which will air mid-season, E! Online reports. The network says... More »

Roseanne Is Coming Back to TV: Report

Deadline reports the sitcom is returning for an 8-episode season

(Newser) - One of television's most-popular looks at the lives of working-class Americans may be coming back. Deadline reports networks—including ABC and Netflix—are currently bidding on an eight-episode revival of Roseanne, which ended its original run nearly 20 years ago. Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert are signed... More »

Roseanne Daughter Comes Out

Sara Gilbert's open Hollywood secret no longer secret

(Newser) - After 8 years and two children with partner Allison Adler, Sara Gilbert has now officially come out of the closet, reports Entertainment Weekly . The Roseanne star says she doesn't believe her sexuality will be a problem on upcoming motherhood-focused talk show The Talk, which she is producing and co-hosting with... More »

7 Bizarre TV Finales

Was it all a dream? For some of these shows, yes

(Newser) - Warning: Spoilers ahead. In anticipation of Sunday’s sure-to-be-baffling Lost finale, the BBC remembers seven of the most bizarrely memorable series enders:
  • The Colbys: In this Dynasty spin-off, main character Fallon is abducted by aliens.
  • Roseanne: We found out that most of the stuff that happened was really just the
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The 10 Sexiest Tomboys

Amelia Earhart was just the first of many

(Newser) - In honor of Amelia’s celebration of the tough girl, James Brady Ryan of Nerve takes a look at the top 10 sexy tomboys onscreen and off:
  • Nancy McKeon as Jo Polniaczek, The Facts of Life: Her entrance (on a motorcycle) and eventual career choice (police officer) speak for
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How Nerds Can Save Network TV

Big Bang Theory succeeds where less brainy sitcoms fail

(Newser) - Why is a physics-quoting comedy one of network TV's only successful sitcoms? And with so many Americans turning to cable, the Internet, and reality programming, what does that mean for the future of prime time? The Wall Street Journal looks at The Big Bang Theory, an unlikely hit that actually... More »

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