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ROSEANNE
Air Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1001/1003) "Twenty Years to Life / Dress to Impress"
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SEASON PREMIERE

ROSEANNE AND DAN'S HOUSE BECOMES FULL AGAIN, WHILE BECKY MAKES AN IMPORTANT DECISION ABOUT HER FUTURE AND ROSEANNE AND DAN'S GRANDSON, MARK, IS BULLIED AT SCHOOL, WHILE BECKY BRINGS ANDREA HOME TO MEET THE FAMILY ON THE ONE-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE OF THE REVIVAL OF ABC'S 'ROSEANNE,' MARCH 27

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.

"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.

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ROSEANNE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/18/88 - 5/22/18
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2017-2018 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
10 (231 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/29/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2018) The ABC Television Network has picked up hit comedy revival "Roseanne" for an 11th season, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today. With just one day of Nielsen's delayed viewing counted, the return of "Roseanne" saw its Total Viewer count swell by a best of season for any premiere telecast of over +3.4 million viewers to a 21.869 million average audience. In addition, after the first day of playback, Roseanne shot up to a 6.24 rating in Adults 18-49, adding more than 1.0 rating point and over 20% to its Adult 18-49 Live + Same Day number. "We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes. 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," Dungey said. The timeless sitcom, featuring the complete original cast, new series regulars and notable returning guest stars, explores life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the Conner household. With the inimitable Roseanne at its epicenter, fresh stories that tackle today's issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that haven't missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of America's favorite working-class family. The revival has also drawn critical raves, with The New York Times calling it "feisty and funny" and The Wall Street Journal writing that "Roseanne" is "sparkling." 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. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. Fan-favorite guest stars from "Roseanne" reprise their roles in the revival, including Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell and Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ames McNamara as Mark
· Emma Kenney
· John Goodman as Dan
· Johnny Galecki as David
· Laurie Metcalf as Jackie
· Lecy Goranson as Becky
· Michael Fishman as D.J.
· Roseanne Barr as Roseanne
· Sara Gilbert as Darlene
· Sarah Chalke as TBA
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Helford as EP
· Matt Williams as CRTR
· Roseanne Barr as EP
· Sara Gilbert as EP
· Tom Werner as EP
· Tony Hernandez as EP
· Whitney Cummings as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Carsey-Werner Television