ABC breaks ground on “Roseanne” revival

ROSEANNE - "Twenty Years to Life" - Season premiere table read. (ABC/Adam Rose) LAURIE METCAF, ROSEANNE BARR, MICHAEL FISHMAN, JAYDEN REY, BRUCE HELFORD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), WHITNEY CUMMINGS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), JOHN GOODMAN

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – The scripts are out and the gang is back together! The cast of the iconic comedy series “Roseanne” gathers for their first table read for the revival’s premiere episode entitled “Twenty Years to Life.”

Returning to The ABC Television Network, the eight-episode reboot, featuring the original cast – Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman, (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson, (Becky) – will air in 2018.

Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.

October 18 is the 29th anniversary of the show’s original premiere on ABC in 1988.

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.