NBC’s Diginet COZI TV invites viewers to celebrate Halloween with a holiday treat, a “Halloweenathon” special. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, viewers can watch 22 back-to-back episodes of the iconic television series The Munsters, followed by eight straight hilarious Halloween-themed episodes of Roseanne at 8 p.m. (check local listings). “This year COZI TV is the place […]
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Comedian and divisive former television star Roseanne Barr says her sitcom was canceled last year because of backlash against her support for Israel. Barr spoke Monday at an event in Tel Aviv and said she had been “BDS-ed” by television network ABC. BDS refers to a Palestinian-led movement calling for […]
Bob’s Burgers writer Kelvin Yu called the ABC reboot “reductive” and “belittling” for its jab about the starring black and Asian families on the network’s other sitcoms.
Many TV Academy members, like the culture at large, are grappling with the show’s success and the divisive personal politics of its star.
The new totals for the March 27 premiere have the comedy totaling 25 million viewers and a massive 7.3 rating among adults 18-49. Looking at just the audience, the 6.6 million add-on from the premiere night is a time-shifting record. And that doesn’t even include the additional 4.3 million viewers who tuned into an encore telecast on Sunday night — or the growth it will see from Hulu and ABC streaming.
Following the massive ratings for the premiere of the Roseanne revival on ABC, the network has renewed the series for next season, which will be the classic sitcom’s 11th overall. The order is for 13 episodes, up from nine in the current first installment of the revival.
Following Donald Trump’s election, the network realized it was leaving some viewers behind — and put into effect a plan that brought back a working-class sitcom.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who marketed the show at NASCAR events, talks about season two (which is a foregone conclusion), if the comedy could return in the fall and if the network will revive other legacy shows (or Last Man Standing).
The revival of Roseanne made a massive impact in its return on Tuesday night. ABC aired back-to-back episodes of the show at 8-9 p.m., with the show generating a staggering 5.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.2 million viewers for the hour. The only scripted show this season to outperform Roseanne was the post-Super Bowl episode of This Is Us, which drew a 9.3 and 26.97 million viewers.
The new revival features the entire family, including Roseanne as the titular matriarch and Dan Conner (John Goodman), as well as Laurie Metcalf as Aunt Jackie, Alicia Goranson as Becky, Sara Gilbert as Darlene and Michael Fishman as D.J. Also making an appearance is the familiar couch that appeared in the original series for nine seasons.
When it comes to ABC’s forthcoming Roseanne revival, eight is apparently not enough. The network — which initially commissioned eight new episodes of the classic family comedy — has ordered one additional episode, bringing the total to 9. Five episodes have already been shot and, according to sources, ABC execs are very pleased with what they are seeing.
One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. An eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them.
Roseanne Barr and her television family the Conners are back on broadcast television as Roseanne premieres on the Laff multicast network Oct. 30 and 31. To celebrate the launch of the show, Laff will present a 12-hour, 24-episode Roseanne marathon on Sun. Oct. 30 featuring the complete first season of the series in consecutive order, beginning with the […]
The Katz Broadcasting diginet boosts its comedy lineup with Roseanne, That ’70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Grounded for Life and Cybill in multi-year licensing agreements.