'Roseanne' revival reflects age of Trump

ROSEANNE- Iconic comedy series �Roseanne� returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday March 27 at 8 p.m. EDT with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast- Roseanne Barr John Goodman Sara Gilbert Laurie Metcalf Michae

"I've always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in", she said of the ABC sitcom, according to ABC News.

As for Andy, he isn't seen in the first season of the revival, but that doesn't mean they'll ignore him altogether.

At the 2018 Winter TCA press tour on January 8, television critics asked about the "younger generation" on Roseanne, including Jerry Garcia and Jackie's son, Andy, who was born toward the end of season six and appeared sporadically throughout the show's final few seasons.

But when pressed on Trump's anti-Mexican comments, Barr responded, "He says a lot of insane sh*t..."


"Roseanne will have an hour premiere on March 27 at 8 p.m. and then will continue in a half-hour format at 8 p.m. starting April 3 on ABC

During the TCAs, Roseanne Barr insisted that Dan Conner (John Goodman) didn't actually die in the Season 9 finale/series finale, "Into That Good Night, Part 2", even though he was said to have died of a heart attack.

The show also seeks to address the polarization that has split families, she said, calling such divisiveness "not American". "I'm not a Trump apologist".

"No one is brainwashed into being in agreement 100% with [anyone]", Barr said.

The ABC Television Network released a first look at the "Roseanne" official key art featuring the entire cast around the iconic couch inside the Conner living room. There's no redeeming a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, ignorant, risky hate-mongering "President" no matter what your blue collar angle or justification is.

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While I didn't grow up with Roseanne, in my adult life I have watched it on rerun several times.

In wrapping up the panel discussion, Barr added, "It's always the lesser of two evils, and we all have to face our own conscience in how we do that..."

Barr was asked about her personal decision to support Trump and whether she would vote for Oprah Winfrey for president.

The revival explores the idea of the Connor family voting for the same reason, immediately in the premiere episode.

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Barr, who is a Trump supporter in real life, said she wanted to properly represent working class families. Instead, she is just no longer on the social media platform, having had her password taken away by her son.

The actress said a large part of her unwillingness to vote for Clinton was "Haiti", a reference to debunked claims that the Clintons raised millions of dollars for a hospital for the islanders that was never built.

"I think it's time to close ranks, and I would really like to see an end to hatred in this country", Barr concluded. "People feel like they can't disagree and still love and talk to each other".

"This is one of these shows that is able to balance a lot of comedy but find those moments of heart and depth that you don't expect", said Tony Award-winning Laurie Metcalf, who plays Roseanne's sister Jackie.

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"I've always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people".

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