'Roseanne' revival is officially renewed for a new season
It’s official: after an impressive comeback episode, the show’s runners have managed to bring everybody on board once again to make what will be Roseanne’s Season 11 happen in 2019.
Since the news of a revival of the popular television show 20 years after the ending of its original broadcast broke out, there was a great stir in the media that showed how much the public was into it, and the recent debut of the tenth season of Roseanne didn’t disappoint.
Premiering on March 27, the sitcom’s return was an immense success that, according to Pop Culture, it has secured a follow-up season already, something the ABC network has finally made official.
It is no secret that there were talks about a possible eleventh season of the show, but after the first episode of the revival had such outstanding performance, the network rushed to announce the delighted fans that another season was going to be a reality.
“The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment.
The comeback season’s first episode has broke audience records proving the series is as strong as ever. The episode scored a rating of 5.1. in the 18-49 demographic, this being the biggest rating for a TV comedy since a 2014 season premiere of The Big Bang Theory.
Ever since the filming of the most recent season of the show was finished on December 2017, actress Roseanne Barr, the star of the show and one of the main promoters of the revival, publicly supported the option for yet another season next year.
“We all want to keep doing it, so we just hope people like it and they watch it, and it gets renewed, you know, we all want that,” Barr said.
Also, co-showrunner and executive producer for the revival, Whitney Cummins, had previously admitted she was studying the possibility of moving the show past more than just one season, sharing her concern over the availability of the entire team in the future.
Apparently, Cummins managed to bring everybody on board once again to make what will be Roseanne’s Season 11 happen. Great news for all Roseanne’s fans out there!