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Roseanne TV Show

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Television Show Summary

This classic 80's TV show sitcom chronicles the lives of the five members of the Connor family - DJ, Darlene, Becky, Roseanne and Dan.

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DVD Release Dates and Info for Roseanne Series

03/21/2006 - Complete 3rd Season
08/07/2007 - Complete 8th Season DVD
08/29/2006 - Halloween Edition
09/12/2006 - Complete 5th Season
10/16/2007 - Complete 9th Season
12/05/2006 - Complete 6th Season

TV Show Plot For Roseanne

The TV show Roseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s. It garnered top ratings and won numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

The Roseanne series was the brain child of Rosanne Barr, and evolved from her "Domestic Godess" stand-up comedy act and subsequent HBO special.

The charaters of the Roseanne show were: Roseanne Conner and husband Dan (John Goodman); her sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf); daughters Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Becky (Lecy Goranson, later played by Sarah Chalke); son D.J. (Michael Fishman). Later in the series these characters were added to the household: Becky's husband Mark (Glenn Quinn); Darlene's boyfriend David (Johnny Galecki); and finally a new baby for Roseanne and Dan.

The Conners were a blue collar family who often worked low paying jobs, and struggled to make ends meat.

The Roseanne series often dealt with issues that made network executives nervous like the young son's masturbation, daughter's birth control and breast reduction surgery as well as gay and lesbian issues.

ABC aired a grand total of 222 episodes of the TV series Roseanne from 1988 to 1997.

Cast of Roseanne TV Show

Roseanne Barr - Roseanne Conner
Laurie Metcalf - Jackie Harris
John Goodman - Dan Conner
Michael Fishman - D.J. Conner
Sara Gilbert - Darlene Conner
Johnny Galecki - David Healy
Glenn Quinn - Mark Healy
Natalie West - Crystal Anderson
Estelle Parsons - Bev Harris
Alicia Goranson - Becky Conner-Healy
Martin Mull - Leon Carp
Michael O'Keefe - Fred
Sandra Bernhard - Nancy Bartlett
Sarah Chalke - Becky Conner-Healy #2
Tom Arnold .... Arnie Thomas

Trivia for the TV Show Roseanne

Roseanne producers initially named the show "Life and Stuff".

George Clooney guest starred in the first season, as Roseanne's boss at the factory.

John Popper of Blues Traveler sang the Roseanne theme song in the final season. Before that it was all instrumental.

Top 20 Ratings Info for Roseanne Series

1988-89 - 1st Season - Ranked #2
1989-90 - 2nd Season - Ranked #2

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Roseanne was televised from 10/18/1988 to 05/20/1997, on the ABC network.

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