'Roseanne' Renewed for Another Season After Premiere Episode Garners Record Ratings
By Jackie Willis
The Conner family isn't going anywhere!
ABC announced on Friday that Roseanne has been picked up for a second season -- or an 11th season if you count the episodes that aired from 1988 to 1997.
"I just got the call-thank u ABC! Thank you, Roseanne Show family (including fans) B'aruch Hashem. #DAYENU," Roseanne Barr, the show's star, tweeted. "What kind of subjects would you like to see in season 11? #Roseanne"
She added: "HEY! THIS MEANS WE GET TO DO A HALLOWEEN SHOW!!! YAY!!!!!"
“We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes," Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said. "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."
The news comes after the sitcom's premiere episode on Tuesday received record ratings, with a total viewer count of more than any other premiere episode this year.
Earlier this month, ET spoke exclusively with Barr and her onscreen husband, John Goodman, about what fans can expect from Roseanne's return.
"[We're] just going to show a realistic depiction of this family and, you know, they have so much in common with other American families," the 65-year-old actress told ET. "Everybody's mad at everybody, so we'll find a way through and hopefully other people will too."
Goodman, 65, echoed Barr's sentiments explaining that "because things that affect families in middle America, they're going to affect us and we want to be not demonstrating but just showing how it affects a family who is living paycheck to paycheck, how they handle these things, and how much they have to forget just to get through the day," adding that "you can't" shy away from big topics.
Roseanne airs Tuesday nights on ABC at 8/7 Central.