Disney provided hotel and transportation for us to participate in an ABC TV press day. During this press day we did something epic, we visited the set of Roseanne. You heard that right, we visited the set of Roseanne, the show we all grew up with. Well, at least my family grew up with Roseanne. Roseanne was one of the first TV shows to portray family as a mess, because in all honestly we are all messy! Roseanne was the first show that I remember watching with my parents and I couldn’t believe I was allowed to watch it. She was crude and funny and things happened on this show that we weren’t usually allowed to witness. Yep, I’m that kid that grew up in a sheltered bubble.
So what was the set of Roseanne like, it was everything I remember from the show and more. The couch looks exactly the same and I got to sit on it. Here is a tour through photos of the set of Roseanne.
The kitchen of Roseanne
All three are excited to be bringing Roseanne back for this nine episode run. Expect the first episode to be a recap and acknowledment of where they where and where they are now and that it all “makes sense for fans” according to Michael Fishman. I wanted to touch on the political aspect. There are going to be politics in Roseanne and I’ve seen a lot of people out there aren’t going to be watching Roseanne because she’s going to be a Trump supporter. Well, guess what people, the whole family isn’t going to be in agreement. So don’t judge this show by politics. Judge Roseanne by the comedy that it was and is. It’s a family show.
Which brings me to the question that was asked. WHY NOW?
Why Bring Roseanne back now?
I think in one respect it was an incredible time to do it, because I felt like our country is so divided. And I feel like this is a working class family that can have varying political views even within the family but still love each other. And I thought what a great way to try to help unite people, have people listen to each other. You know, I strongly believe that we can disagree without being so divided. So, I’m hoping that we can help in that way.
And then it was also just a matter of synchronicity. I think none of us really thought that everybody would be onboard. And when I heard John say that he would do it, then it just motivated me to see if everyone would do it. So, it is sort of this wonderful time in our country to do it, but that just was a lucky byproduct of the fact that we all wanted to do it at this moment.
TUNE IN TONIGHT to Roseanne
The season premiere of the revival of “Roseanne” debuts with brand-new, back-to-back episodes on TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
“Twenty Years to Life” – During the first half-hour episode of the season premiere, Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another.
Guest starring in this episode are Sarah Chalke as Andrea and Marques Ray as Ramon.
ROSEANNE – ABC’s “Roseanne” stars Ames McNamara as Mark, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner, Jayden Rey as Mary, Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner, and Sarah Chalke as Andrea. (ABC/Robert Trachtenberg)
“Twenty Years to Life” was written by Bruce Rasumussen and directed by John Pasquin.
“Dress to Impress” – During the second half-hour episode, Darlene’s son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home.
Guest starring in this episode are Sarah Chalke as Andrea, Judy Prescott as Miss Crane and Izzie Leigh Coffey as Girl.
“Dress to Impress” was written by Darlene Hunt and directed by John Pasquin.
The series stars Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner.
Roseanne Barr is an executive producer, along with Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Carsey-Werner Television.