ABC confirms ‘Roseanne’ return, says both Becky actresses will be back

Lecy Goranson, John Goodman, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert (left to right), cast members in the television comedy series "Roseanne," share a moment on the red carpet at the DVD launch party for "Roseanne Season 1" in Los Angeles July 18, 2005. The classic sitcom "Roseanne" is coming back for eight more episodes on ABC. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

May 16 (UPI) — The classic sitcom “Roseanne” is getting an eight-episode, sequel series on ABC.

Returning in 2018 will be Roseanne Barr as Roseanne, John Goodman as Dan, Sara Gilbert as Darlene, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie, Michael Fishman as D.J. and Lecy Goranson as Becky.

Sarah Chalke, who played the character of Becky in numerous episodes, will also appear in another role.

“The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant — and hilarious — today as they were then, and there’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement Tuesday.

“Roseanne” initially ran for nine seasons 1988-97.

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