Canadian fans of the classic sitcom Roseanne will be able to tune in to CTV beginning Tuesday, March 27, when the 9-episode revival premieres at 8 p.m. with two episodes. ABC’s Roseanne, which originally aired from 1988 through 1997, broke new ground through its authentic and relatable lens of the Connor family who were barely scraping by in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Reprising their roles for the 10th season are Roseanne Barr (as Roseanne Conner), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.), Sara Gilbert (Darlene) and Lecy Goranson (Becky). Canadian actress Sarah Chalke who took over the role of Becky from Goranson in later seasons, will also be back, but as a new character named Andrea.
Johnny Galecki (who now stars on The Big Bang Theory) will reprise the role of David for one episode. Other returning guest stars include Estelle Parsons (Beverly), Sandra Berhard (Nancy), Natalie West (Crystal), James Pickens Jr. (Chuck), Adilah Barnes (Anne Marie). Christopher Lloyd will guest star as Bev’s boyfriend, Lloyd. Additions for the show’s revival include Emma Kenney (Shameless) and Ames McNamara as Darlene and David’s children Harris and Mark, while Jayden Rey portrays D.J.’s daughter Mary. Glenn Quinn, who portrayed Mark Healy, passed away in 2002.
During the first half of the hourlong premiere, Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, when Darlene loses her job. Becky announces that she’s going to be a surrogate to make extra cash; while Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another. This week’s second episode will see Roseanne clash with Darlene over how she’s raising her kids, while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair — which she refuses to use because she doesn’t want to admit to getting old.
Roseanne airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and ABC.