Roseanne (2018 revival) Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Jun 7, 2018 #401 of 532
    MikeekiM

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    I finally burned through my queue of all of this season's Roseanne episodes...

    Wow...it was actually quite entertaining...the writing was well done... Oh well... See ya Roseanne, it was a nice reboot albeit a short one...
     
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  2. Jun 7, 2018 #402 of 532
    MikeCC

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    A reboot focused on Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene?

    Ew. Just "Ew."

    Everything I've seen of hers involves the same fairly slow, almost monotone delivery. For the life of me, I cannot tell much difference between Leslie Winkle and Darlene Connor, for example. And all of her characters (however similar they are) just grate on my last nerve.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2018 #403 of 532
    sharkster

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    I've always liked Sara Gilbert, but come on! If it was about Jackie I'd give it a go, but a hard no on the Darlene thing.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2018 #404 of 532
    Cainebj

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    I am guessing (besides the fact that she got the reboot together in the first place) is her kids are interesting as is her relationship with her sister. I suppose I could see it working, but hopefully it will be less about Darlene and more about everyone else...
     
  5. Jun 7, 2018 #405 of 532
    MikeekiM

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    They should just name the show "The Connors" with the show focused on everyone in the family and be done with it...
     
  6. Jun 7, 2018 #406 of 532
    BrettStah

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    They'll do something if they think it'll be successful, and isn't making money for Roseanne (that is a guess on my part). So if she has any rights to the use of the existing characters, they likely will not use them, IMO.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2018 #407 of 532
    RGM1138

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    I imagine they’ll try to come up with an idea that’s viable, that can live for a few seasons, and the lawyers will work out the financials that do or don’t involve RB.

    I can’t see her being any kind of stumbling block. Any monetary participation she has will be quickly forgotten, as long as there’s no editorial connection.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2018 #408 of 532
    BrettStah

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    No reason they can't just basically change the names and a few details. It's not like this was the first family sitcom created.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2018 #409 of 532
    Tony_T

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    ABC will pass.
    Netflix or Amazon maybe.
     
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    pdhenry

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    They could change it from the Connors to the Bronners and they could spend most of each show rambling on about the Moral ABC and the All-One-God-Faith.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, the easy thing is done - the show has been killed, DEAD!
    The hard part would be any kind of further revival,
    which I'll guess the pockets that be will not go forward with.
     
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    I thought she has been WAY better on Roseanne (the orig seasons, I've still only watched the 1st ep of the new one -- I still have the rest) and BBT... I thought her role on Living Biblically just seemed way different than anything else I've seen her play.. I'm wondering if whichever of those morning shows she's on doesn't pay enough and she's hard up for money. I actually thought the show was vaguely interesting despite my own views.. though he really wasn't "living biblically" if he wasn't stoning people and such.
     
  13. astrohip

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    Agree.

    I liked Living Biblically. I won't cry its loss, like Lucifer for example, but it was a cute, funny, upbeat show. Sara Gilbert had a weird role--only appeared sporadically, and when she did, played this incredibly cynical, disillusioned obit writer. It was odd to see Camryn Manheim also; her role was way below her skill level and pay grade.
     
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    If Roseanne sued to get profits from a revival of the show without her in it it would cause ABC to kill the series altogether.
     
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    She’s expected to sign an agreement that they can go forward without her (or her profiting).
     
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    I've now heard 2 re-boot possibilities being discussed, one focusing on the Sara Gilbert character Darlene and the second being a more general "The Connors" approach.

    A motivating factor: apparently, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert have a "Roseanne" contract giving them $300,000 per episode for a 2nd "Roseanne" 10-episode season, which is due to them regardless of the cancellation.
     
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    Man acting pays a lot. I wouldn't want to do it as a career, but if I could just get one "season" of pay like that I'd be set for life.
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    Is there any surprise that Sara Gilbert wanted to get the re-boot going, and would love for it to continue? It's her big ticket.

    Candidly, I was a bit surprised that the $$ weren't higher, given how these things go, especially for John Goodman and perhaps Laurie Metcalf. Perhaps because it was a re-boot?
     

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