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Viacom Enterprises (1992–1994) Paramount Domestic Television (1994-1997)

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Original network ABC

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480i
480i
(1988–1997) HDTV 1080i
1080i
(2018–)

Audio format Stereo

Original release October 18, 1988 (1988-10-18) – present

Roseanne
Roseanne
is an American television sitcom originally broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. The series returned with new episodes on March 27, 2018.[2] Lauded for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family, the series stars Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, and revolves around the Conners, an Illinois
Illinois
working-class family. The series reached #1 in the Nielsen ratings, becoming the most watched television show in the United States from 1989 to 1990. The show remained in the top four for six of its nine seasons, and in the top 20 for eight seasons. In 1993, the episode "A Stash from the Past" was ranked #21 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time.[3] In 2002, Roseanne
Roseanne
was ranked #35 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.[4] In 2013, it was ranked #32 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time.[5] On May 16, 2017, it was announced ABC would produce an eight-episode tenth season revival of the series, set to air as a mid-season replacement in 2018, with the original cast returning. In November 2017, it was announced that ABC had ordered an additional episode for the new season, bringing the total up to nine.[6][7] It premiered on March 27, 2018 to an initial audience of 18.44 million viewers and added another 6.6 million viewers in its delayed time viewing to 25.04 million viewers. After 7 days of delayed viewing, the audience of the Roseanne
Roseanne
premiere has grown to 27.26 million total viewers. This is TV’s largest-ever Total Viewer L+7 increase for any single telecast on any network.[8][9][10][11] On March 30, 2018, the series was renewed for an eleventh season to consist of thirteen episodes, following the success of the revival's premiere night.[12]

Contents

1 Background and development 2 Premise 3 Cast and characters 4 Episodes 5 Original series

5.1 Season 1 5.2 Season 2 5.3 Season 3 5.4 Season 4 5.5 Season 5 5.6 Season 6 5.7 Season 7 5.8 Season 8 5.9 Season 9

6 Revival

6.1 Season 10

6.1.1 Critical response

6.2 Season 11

7 Ratings 8 Syndication 9 Awards and nominations

9.1 Peabody Award 9.2 Emmy Awards 9.3 Golden Globe Awards 9.4 Screen Actors Guild Awards 9.5 People's Choice Awards 9.6 TV Land
TV Land
Award 9.7 American Comedy Awards 9.8 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

10 Home releases 11 References 12 External links

Background and development[edit] In coming up with ideas for new shows, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner of Carsey-Werner Productions decided to look into the concept of the working mother as a central voice. Up until that point, there had been countless shows with working mothers, but few treated them as anything other than an adjunct to the father in the family. Werner had suggested that they take a chance on Barr whom they had seen on The Tonight Show. This was because he saw the unique "in your face" voice that they were looking for, and he contacted her agent and offered her the role. Barr's act at the time was the persona of the "domestic goddess", but as Carsey and Werner explains, she had the distinctive voice and attitude for the character and she was able to transform her into the working class heroine they envisioned.[13] Premise[edit] The show is centered on the Conners, an American working-class family struggling to get by on a limited household income in their home at 714 Delaware Street in the drab fictional mid-state exurb of Lanford, Illinois. Although initially nominally located in Fulton County, later on-air references over the years suggested the town is in the vicinity of Aurora, Elgin, and DeKalb, which are much closer to Chicago. (In a 2018 interview, Barr noted that the series setting was based on Elgin.)[14] The family consisted of outspoken Roseanne, married to husband Dan, and their three children: Becky, Darlene, and DJ. Later in the series, Roseanne
Roseanne
becomes pregnant again and gives birth to a boy named Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Conner. Many critics considered the show notable as one of the first sitcoms to realistically portray a blue-collar American family with two parents working outside the home, as well as lead characters who were noticeably overweight without their weight being the target of jokes.[15][16] Establishing shots were photographed in Evansville, Indiana, the hometown of first-season producer Matt Williams. Exterior shots of the Conner household were based on a real home located in Evansville, located at 619 S. Runnymeade Avenue, a few blocks from Williams' alma mater, the University of Evansville.[17] Barr's real-life brother and sister are gay, which inspired her to push for introducing gay characters and issues into the show. "My show seeks to portray various slices of real life, and homosexuals are a reality," said Barr.[18] Provocative storylines have been an integral part of the series throughout its existence; Barr has stated that they were issues that working-class Americans experience in their everyday lives and that very few scripted programs ever address them.[14] Cast and characters[edit]

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Main article: List of Roseanne
Roseanne
characters

Actor Role Season

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr Roseanne
Roseanne
Conner Main

John Goodman Dan Conner Main

Laurie Metcalf Jackie Harris Main

Michael Fishman D.J. Conner Main

Sara Gilbert Darlene Conner-Healy Main

Lecy Goranson Becky Conner-Healy Main Does not appear Main Does not appear Main

Sarah Chalke Does not appear Main Recurring Main Does not appear

Andrea Does not appear Recurring

Natalie West Crystal Anderson-Conner Recurring Main Recurring Guest Does not appear Guest Does not appear Guest

Estelle Parsons Beverly Harris Guest Recurring

Glenn Quinn Mark Healy I Does not appear Guest Recurring Does not appear

Johnny Galecki David Healy Does not appear Recurring Guest

Martin Mull Leon Carp Does not appear Recurring Guest Recurring Does not appear

James Pickens Jr. Chuck Mitchell Does not appear Recurring Guest

Adilah Barnes Anne-Marie Mitchell Does not appear Recurring Does not appear Recurring Guest

Sandra Bernhard Nancy Bartlett Does not appear Recurring Guest Recurring Guest

George Clooney Booker Brooks Recurring Does not appear Guest Does not appear

Fred Willard Scott Does not appear Recurring Does not appear

Danielle Harris Molly Tilden Does not appear Recurring Does not appear

Mara Hobel Charlotte Tilden Does not appear Recurring Does not appear

Michael O'Keefe Fred Oakland Does not appear Recurring Does not appear

Emma Kenney Harris Conner-Healy Does not appear Main

Ames McNamara Mark Conner-Healy Does not appear Main

Jayden Rey Mary Conner

Main

Episodes[edit] Main article: List of Roseanne
Roseanne
episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings[19]

First aired Last aired Rank Rating

1 23 October 18, 1988 (1988-10-18) May 2, 1989 (1989-05-02) 2 23.8[20]

2 24 September 12, 1989 (1989-09-12) May 8, 1990 (1990-05-08) 1 23.1[21]

3 25 September 18, 1990 (1990-09-18) May 14, 1991 (1991-05-14) 3 18.3[22]

4 25 September 17, 1991 (1991-09-17) May 12, 1992 (1992-05-12) 2 21.2[23]

5 25 September 15, 1992 (1992-09-15) May 11, 1993 (1993-05-11) 2 20.7

6 25 September 14, 1993 (1993-09-14) May 24, 1994 (1994-05-24) 4 19.3[24]

7 26 September 21, 1994 (1994-09-21) May 24, 1995 (1995-05-24) 9 15.6[25]

8 25 September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19) May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21) 16 12.6[26]

9 24 September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17) May 20, 1997 (1997-05-20) 35 10.1[27]

10 9[28] March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27) May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)[29] TBA TBA

Original series[edit] Season 1[edit] Roseanne
Roseanne
( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) is a line worker at Wellman Plastics, along with her sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and friend Crystal (Natalie West). Jackie has a brief relationship with Booker (George Clooney), the foreman at Wellman. Dan (John Goodman) finds sporadic work as a construction contractor and faces a strained relationship with his irresponsible and womanizing father (Ned Beatty). Roseanne's parents, Beverly (Estelle Parsons) and Al (John Randolph), consider moving to Lanford, but eventually decide against it. Tomboy Darlene (Sara Gilbert) struggles with her femininity as she enters puberty and gets her first period. Becky (Lecy Goranson) faces dating problems with her first boyfriend Chip (Jared Rushton), who is introduced in the "Lover's Lane" episode. Season one also finds the Conners experiencing, and surviving, a tornado. In the "Death and Stuff" episode a door-to-door salesman dies in the Conners' kitchen, and in the season finale, Roseanne
Roseanne
stands up to a new foreman (Fred Thompson), when she leads Jackie, Crystal, and other coworkers as they quit Wellman Plastics. DJ is played by Sal Barone in the pilot episode and by Michael Fishman for the remainder of the series. There is a running gag in this season where they use the word "corn" in every episode.[30][31] Other notable guest stars during the season include Bill Sadler as Dwight, Dan's friend, Robert Harper as Chip's father, Andrea Walters as Chip's mother, and Tony Crane as "The Tongue Bandit", Becky's other boyfriend. Bill Pentland, Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr's first husband, made a cameo as one of Dan's friends in the "Saturday" episode. Season 2[edit] Now that they've quit Wellman Plastics, Roseanne
Roseanne
and Jackie must find new jobs. Jackie decides to become a police officer. Roseanne
Roseanne
cycles through a variety of menial jobs including telemarketer, secretary for Dan's boss, bartender, cashier at a fast-food restaurant, and, finally, sweeping floors at a beauty parlor. At home, Dan's poker buddy Arnie (Tom Arnold) makes a startling debut when he plants a passionate kiss on Roseanne. The Conners celebrate an outrageous Halloween that becomes an annual feature of the series. Roseanne
Roseanne
wants 10 minutes to herself in the bathroom; this turns into a bizarre dream sequence which has the entire cast singing parodies of songs from musical comedies. Later, at Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
dinner, Dan takes wary notice of a growing romance between his father and Crystal. Jackie gets serious with new boyfriend Gary (Brian Kerwin). Becky repeatedly rebels against Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan's parental authority such as staying out late and breaking into the liquor cabinet with her friend Dana and getting drunk when Dan and Roseanne
Roseanne
are out of town for the day. The reappearance of old biker buddy Ziggy (Jay O. Sanders) reminds Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan of their own rebellious past. Darlene first proves her talent for writing when she wins recognition for her poetry. Roseanne's own writing talents are given a boost when her family fixes up a basement room to serve as a writer's den. This is the first season where we hear Roseanne
Roseanne
thinking out loud.[32] Other notable guest stars during the season include Stephen Dorff
Stephen Dorff
as Becky's boyfriend Jimmy, Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis
as Becky's friend Diane, Stephen Root as Roseanne's lawyer Peter, and Bert Parks
Bert Parks
as a judge. Ann Wedgeworth played Dan Conner's mother in the Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
episode. Season 3[edit] The season opens with the Conner women confronting the issue of pregnancy: Roseanne
Roseanne
takes a pregnancy test that turns up negative. Roseanne
Roseanne
takes on a job as waitress in the restaurant at Rodbell's Department Store, where she meets Leon (Martin Mull) and Bonnie (Bonnie Sheridan). Jackie gets injured on the job, which results in her breaking up with her boyfriend Gary. Becky begins dating Mark Healy (Glenn Quinn); when her parents forbid her to see him, she temporarily moves in with Jackie. Dan is floored to learn his father Ed and Crystal plan to marry; Crystal is pregnant with Ed's baby. Roseanne
Roseanne
locks horns with snooty new neighbor Kathy (Meagen Fay). Nana Mary (Shelley Winters) makes her first appearance at a family barbecue. In the season finale, Ziggy reappears, proposing to open a motorcycle repair shop with Dan and Roseanne. While they are in the process of getting the business off the ground, Ziggy decides to leave because he doesn't want to feel responsible if the business fails. However, he leaves enough money for Dan to open it by himself. We never hear about him again.[33] Other notable guest stars during the season include Dann Florek as Principal Hiller, Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
as Darlene's classmate, Brad Garrett as Doug, Judy Gold
Judy Gold
as Amy, Alyson Hannigan
Alyson Hannigan
as Becky's friend Jan, and Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
as Jeff. Season 4[edit] The opening credits of Season 4 change from Season 3 in that the show now stars " Roseanne
Roseanne
Arnold" instead of " Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr". The season starts with Becky surprising Roseanne
Roseanne
by asking for birth-control pills. Dan and Roseanne
Roseanne
begin their new motorcycle repair shop business, Lanford Custom Cycle, while Roseanne
Roseanne
continues to work at Rodbell's Department Store. Darlene meets David Healy (Johnny Galecki), brother of Mark (in his first appearance, the character was known as Kevin). After a brief stint working at a perfume counter, Jackie decides to become a truck driver. Nancy (Sandra Bernhard) is introduced as Arnie's fiancee. After a night of heavy drinking, Jackie discovers she slept with the newly engaged Arnie. Darlene undergoes a personality shift into a sullen goth teen. Booker makes a surprise appearance at a Halloween party. Roseanne's neighbor Kathy moves back to Chicago. Roseanne
Roseanne
gets breast reduction surgery. Crystal gives birth to Dan's new half-brother, "Little Ed". Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan accompany Arnie and Nancy to their wedding in Las Vegas. At the end of the season, Lanford Custom Cycle fails, and Rodbell's Luncheonette closes. Nancy is left alone after Arnie is "abducted by aliens".[34] Notable guest stars during the season include Bob Hope
Bob Hope
as himself, Jena Malone
Jena Malone
as little girl on Santa's lap, Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton
as himself, David Crosby
David Crosby
as Duke, Bonnie Sheridan as Roseanne's coworker Bonnie, Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
as Dr. Doogie Howser, and Rick Dees as Ken. Season 5[edit] After the bike shop closes, Mark decides to move to Minnesota. Becky decides to go with him, and they elope. Jackie and Roseanne
Roseanne
each get a check for $10,000 from their mother after she and their father divorce. They, along with Nancy, decide to open a diner but can only get the money they need after Bev agrees to become a partner as well. Nancy comes out as a lesbian. The Tildens, a single father and his two daughters around Becky and Darlene's ages (Wings Hauser, Mara Hobel, Danielle Harris), move in next door. Jackie dates Fisher (Matt Roth), a much younger man. When Roseanne
Roseanne
discovers he is physically abusive, Dan confronts him and beats him up (never shown onscreen), and is arrested. Roseanne
Roseanne
and Jackie's father dies, and Roseanne
Roseanne
confronts his longtime secret mistress only to find her father blamed his daughters for his abuse towards them. Roseanne's rich, estranged cousin Ronnie (Joan Collins) visits and persuades Darlene to get her GED and apply to art school. David applies as well. Darlene asks her parents if David can move in, because his mother is moving away and they want to stay together. Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan initially refuse, but when Roseanne
Roseanne
sees David's mother being verbally and emotionally abusive, she decides to let him stay because it reminded her of her own troubled childhood with her equally abusive father. Roger (Tim Curry) offers Dan a deal to renovate and sell a small fixer-upper house, then runs off before the deal is complete; Jackie decides to buy the house, saving Dan from financial ruin. David gets a rejection letter from art school, while Darlene gets an acceptance. At the end of the season, Roseanne
Roseanne
fears Darlene will run away to school, although Darlene has already decided not to go. Realizing she was wrong, Roseanne
Roseanne
persuades Darlene to not give up on her goals just to stay with David.[35] During this season, there is a running gag in which each of the Conners (save Becky) appears in a different scene in the same long-sleeved, egg-printed shirt with a large chicken on the front.[citation needed] Notable guest stars during the season include Wings Hauser as Ty Tilden, Danielle Harris
Danielle Harris
as Molly Tilden, Mara Hobel as Charlotte Tilden, Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn
as herself, Morgan Fairchild
Morgan Fairchild
as Nancy's girlfriend Marla, Bill Maher
Bill Maher
as Bob, Ed Begley, Jr.
Ed Begley, Jr.
as Principal Alexander, Blake Clark
Blake Clark
as Vic, Red Buttons
Red Buttons
as Bev's lover Jake, Sally Kirkland as Mark and David's mother Barbara, Tim Curry
Tim Curry
as Nancy's lover Roger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as DJ's annoying wannabe friend George, Joan Collins
Joan Collins
as Roseanne
Roseanne
and Jackie's cousin Ronnie, Matt Roth as Jackie's boyfriend Fisher, Steve Jones as a threatening diner patron, and in a very brief cameo, Chris Farley
Chris Farley
as a customer trying on a too-small leather jacket. Season 6[edit] Under pressure from Roseanne
Roseanne
to leave the Lanford Lunch Box, Bev sells her share in the restaurant to Leon to get back at them. David proposes marriage to Darlene, but she refuses. Dan and Roseanne discover an old stash of marijuana and smoke it in their bathroom. Roseanne's past as an abuse victim arises when she reacts violently to DJ after he joyrides and wrecks her car, leading her to worry she may be continuing the cycle. Becky (now played by Sarah Chalke) and Mark return home and move into the Conners' house. Mark goes to trade school but drops out. Jackie gets pregnant as a result of a one-night stand and later develops a relationship with the baby's father, Fred (Michael O'Keefe). Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan discover David secretly moved in with Darlene at school and throw him out, but take him back soon after. Roseanne
Roseanne
visits a gay bar with Nancy, where she receives a surprise kiss from Nancy's girlfriend. Jackie gives birth to a son, Andy. Dan confronts his mother's history of mental illness. The season concludes with Fred and Jackie's wedding.[36] Notable guest stars during the season include Michael O'Keefe as Fred, the father of Jackie's baby; Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard
as Nancy, Roseanne
Roseanne
and Jackie's co-worker; Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway
as Sharon, Nancy's girlfriend; Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence
as Phyllis, Dan's old flame; Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson
as Flo, a woman with whom Roseanne
Roseanne
networks at a women's business club meeting; Genie Francis
Genie Francis
and Anthony Geary
Anthony Geary
as General Hospital's Luke and Laura Spencer; Ahmet Zappa
Ahmet Zappa
as Roy, Mark's handsome laconic roommate; and Fabio as himself. Season 7[edit] The opening credits of Season 7 change from previous seasons in that the show now stars "Roseanne" instead of " Roseanne
Roseanne
Arnold". On the September 21, 1994 Season 7 premiere; In celebrating Roseanne's divorce and dropping her last name... All credits (Opening and closing) included the cast and crew's first names only. This was the only time this occurred in an episode during its run. Season seven begins with Roseanne's pregnancy and goes on to tackle such issues as abortion, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual dysfunction, and racial prejudice. Darlene and David break up after briefly maintaining an open relationship, leading to some awkwardness for Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan as they try to deal living with their daughter's ex-boyfriend. David and Darlene both date other people, but eventually, they reunite. Due to tension in the household, Mark and Becky move into a trailer. DJ plays a bigger role this season, most notably in an episode wherein he refuses to kiss a black girl in his school play.[37] Episode 19 is a special 45-minute show that recounts all the previous seasons with Roseanne
Roseanne
being "welcomed" by other sitcom moms.[citation needed] Notable guest stars during the season include Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
as a trailer-park resident, Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
as Jackie and Fred's psychologist, Danny Masterson
Danny Masterson
as Darlene's boyfriend Jimmy, and Traci Lords as Lanford Lunch Box busperson Stacy. In the season finale, a tribute is made to Sherwood Schwartz. Uncredited appearances at the end of the episode have Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
cast members playing Roseanne
Roseanne
characters. These include Dawn Wells, Bob Denver, Tina Louise, and Russell Johnson, as well as Sherwood Schwartz. Also, Isabel Sanford, Alley Mills, Barbara Billingsley, June Lockhart, and Pat Crowley
Pat Crowley
appear as themselves in another episode. Season 8[edit] Season eight addresses Roseanne's baby shower and the subsequent arrival of her son, Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Conner. (In a continuity error, the baby had been revealed to be a girl in season seven. Roseanne, in an after-credits out of character scene, explains that after she fell pregnant she wished the Conners' baby to be the same gender as hers). The season starts when Dan decides to leave the security of his city job to help build the new prison being constructed outside of Lanford. With the pension, final check, and retirement money he receives for leaving his job he decides to give his family the vacation they never had and takes everyone, including Mark, David, and Roseanne's mother, along to Walt Disney World. It is later revealed that one of the nights the clan was at Disney was also the night Darlene got pregnant. Darlene quickly decides she and David want to have the baby and the two get engaged. The season climaxes with a very rushed wedding for Darlene. Immediately after the ceremony, realizing how much has been changing, Dan suffers a heart attack. In the next episode it is revealed that he survives, as DJ saved his life. The season concludes with Dan and Roseanne
Roseanne
having a bitter fight after Dan refuses to stick to his diet and exercise plan, rehashing many of the buried personality clashes of the entire series. They end up wrecking their living room in the process. The credits fade as Roseanne
Roseanne
walks out on Dan. Other subjects are DJ's Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
pageant, Darlene's wedding, and Dan's heart attack.[38] Notable guest stars during the season include Fred Willard
Fred Willard
as Leon's husband Scott, Ed McMahon
Ed McMahon
as himself, John Popper
John Popper
(with Blues Traveler) as an old friend of Dan's, Pat Harrington Jr.
Pat Harrington Jr.
as himself, Jenna Elfman
Jenna Elfman
as hitchhiker Garland, Shecky Greene as Bar Mitzvah guest Uncle Saul, Norm Crosby
Norm Crosby
as Reverend Crosley, June Lockhart
June Lockhart
as Leon's mother, the cast of Stomp as Lanford Lunch Box patrons, Eric Dane
Eric Dane
as a Disney World bellhop, and Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
as ballroom-dance instructor Hal. Season 9[edit] The opening titles of Season 9 still say the show stars "Roseanne", but the first episode credits her as " Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
Pentland Arnold Thomas". The ninth season features many changes. In previous seasons, the original theme song was played on saxophone, accompanied by drums and other instruments. For this final season, the theme was re-recorded and performed by Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler
with a distorted harmonica—one of the band's staples—playing in place of the saxophone. Lyrics were also added and sung into the theme by the band's lead vocalist, John Popper. Episodes in this season exhibit a much more surreal style. Additionally, the 'daily struggle' theme of previous episodes is abandoned, and the season focuses primarily on bringing the characters full circle emotionally. The Conners win the state lottery jackpot of $108 million; Dan ponders the meaning of life, Jackie meets her prince, DJ finds love, and Darlene, after some trouble, gives birth. John Goodman
John Goodman
is absent for most of the season, as he was busy filming The Big Lebowski; in later episodes, Goodman resembles his "Lebowski" character Walter Sobchak. In the season's final episode, Roseanne
Roseanne
reveals the entire series itself is actually a story written by Roseanne Conner about her life. To cope, Roseanne
Roseanne
twisted major elements of her life for the story, which the audience does not discover until the final moments of the season. In reality, Dan's heart attack near the end of Season 8 was fatal and the Conner family did not win the lottery. A story arc running through the final season, that Dan betrayed Roseanne
Roseanne
by having an affair, is revealed to be false. We learn that Dan's betrayal wasn't having an affair, but dying. Tough Roseanne, who could always take the worst life could throw at her with a laugh, could not handle Dan's death. Also, Jackie is a lesbian and Beverly is straight. Scott is a probate lawyer whom Roseanne
Roseanne
befriended, and set up with Leon — who she claims isn't very hip the way she had written him to be; this seems a tad tongue in cheek.[39] Guest stars during the season include Edward Asner
Edward Asner
as Lou Grant, Heather Matarazzo
Heather Matarazzo
as D.J.’s girlfriend, Dann Florek as Doctor Rudmen, Jim Varney
Jim Varney
as Jackie's boyfriend Prince Carlos, Tammy Faye Bakker as Roseanne's makeup consultant, Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
as Doris, Joanna Lumley as Patsy Stone and Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders
as Edina Monsoon (reprising their roles from Absolutely Fabulous), Arianna Huffington as Estree, Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
as Tina, James Brolin
James Brolin
as Roseanne's business partner/love interest Edgar Wellman, Jr., and Ann Wedgeworth and Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
as Dan's mother Audrey, as well as Hugh Hefner, Milton Berle, Robin Leach, Todd Oldham, Moon Unit and Ahmet Zappa, Tony Robbins, Kathleen Sullivan, Steven Seagal, and Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
as themselves. Revival[edit] During the show's final season, Barr was in negotiations with Carsey-Werner Productions and ABC executives to continue playing Roseanne Conner in a spinoff.[40] However, ABC withdrew from negotiations with Carsey-Werner and Barr after failed discussions with CBS and Fox. Barr and Carsey-Werner agreed to discontinue the negotiations.[41] In the fall of 2008, Barr commented on what the current whereabouts of the Conners would be. "I've always said now that if they were on TV, DJ would have been killed in Iraq and [the Conners] would have lost their house". When asked for more details on where the rest of the Conners (Dan, Jackie, Becky, Darlene, David, and Mark) would be, Barr responded: "Your question is intellectual property that may be developed later, so I don't want to get into that". She added, "No preview, absolutely not".[42] On December 20, 2009, Barr posted an entry on her website regarding what a possible Roseanne
Roseanne
reunion would be like, which includes: DJ's being published, Mark's dying in Iraq; David's leaving Darlene for a woman half his age, Darlene coming out of the closet and meeting a woman and having a test tube baby with her, Becky's working at Walmart, Roseanne
Roseanne
and Jackie's opening the first medical marijuana dispensary in Lanford, Arnie's becoming the best friend of the Governor of Illinois
Illinois
and remarrying Nancy, Bev's selling a painting for $10,000, Jerry and the grandsons forming a music group similar to the Jonas Brothers, Dan's reappearing alive after faking his death, and Bonnie's being arrested for selling crack.[43] Season 10[edit] Main article: Roseanne
Roseanne
(season 10) On April 28, 2017, television trade publications reported an 8-episode revival of the series, being shopped to multiple networks including ABC and Netflix.[44][45] Barr, Goodman, and Gilbert were attached to reprise their roles, while Metcalf was considered likely to return.[44][46] Barr, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford will produce the series, alongside Gilbert, who will serve as an executive producer while Helford and Whitney Cummings will be handling day-to-day oversight of the show.[47][46] Original writer Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald
has stated he has written for eight of the episodes.[48] In May 2017, it was announced the series was greenlit and would air on ABC mid–season in 2018.[49] Metcalf, Fishman, Goranson, and Chalke were all announced to return. Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will appear as Andrea, a married woman who hires Becky to be her surrogate.[50] Glenn Quinn, who played Becky's husband, Mark, died in December 2002 of a heroin overdose at the age of 32.[51] On December 1, 2017, it was announced that Johnny Galecki would be reprising his role of David Healy for one episode.[52] Production of nine new episodes began in the fall of 2017 and wrapped in mid-December. The revival features the original cast from the previous nine seasons. New characters include David and Darlene's two children as well as D.J.'s daughter. Sarah Chalke
Sarah Chalke
also appears as a new character, Andrea. The sets of the Conner house were replicated at the same studio where the show was filmed for its original run. Season ten was scheduled as a mid-season replacement to premiere on March 27, 2018. On September 21, 2017, it was revealed that Emma Kenney would be portraying Harris Conner Healy, Darlene's eldest child who was born in Season 9.[53] On December 7, 2017, it was confirmed that Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
and Sandra Bernhard would return to the series. Parsons will appear in two episodes while Bernhard will appear in one.[54] On February 25, 2018, it was revealed on the show's official Twitter account that the trailer for the revival season would premiere during the 90th Academy Awards
90th Academy Awards
on March 4, 2018.[55] To promote the show, ABC sponsored the NASCAR Xfinity Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
race at Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club Speedway
by naming it the Roseanne
Roseanne
300.[56] On March 26, 2018, Sara Gilbert
Sara Gilbert
revealed on Good Morning America
Good Morning America
that her sketch with John Goodman
John Goodman
on The Talk
Talk
(which Gilbert created and co-hosts) as their Roseanne
Roseanne
characters, and Goodman's willingness to do a reboot, inspired Gilbert to reach out to her cast mates to revive the show.[57] On March 28, 2018, Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
echoed Gilbert's statements on The Wendy Williams Show and also confirmed that Gilbert's sketch on The Talk
Talk
went viral on the internet citing a demand for a reboot.[58] Roseanne's tenth season premiered on March 27, 2018 with two back-to-back episodes on ABC. The premiere begins twenty years after the previous episode, with Season 9 and the final episode being almost completely retconned out of existence as both a dream of and a story by Roseanne; namely Dan's death, when he is actually alive. A now divorced and unemployed Darlene moves back into the Conner household with her two children Harris (whose existence is the only surviving element from Season 9, although the character is several years younger) and Mark (whose gender presentation is cause for conflict). Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan have lost weight but are now on medication. DJ has served a tour in the Army and now has a daughter named Mary (with DJ's wife still serving abroad) and Jerry is away in Alaska on a fishing boat. When the first episode begins, Roseanne
Roseanne
and Jackie haven't spoken since the 2016 US election
2016 US election
( Roseanne
Roseanne
having voted for Donald Trump while Jackie voted for Jill Stein
Jill Stein
despite her having no idea who Stein was, describing her as "some doctor"), although the two are reconciled after intervention by Darlene. Meanwhile, desperate for money, Becky, who has been struggling to make ends meet after the death of her husband Mark, agrees to act as a surrogate mother for a woman named Andrea (Sarah Chalke) which is opposed by Roseanne
Roseanne
and Dan since Becky's eggs will be used for the pregnancy. Critical response[edit] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, season 10 holds an approval rating of 82% based on 56 reviews, with an average rating of 6.59/10. The website consensus reads: "Roseanne's return finds the show's classic format, original cast, and timely humor intact, even if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically uneven execution."[59] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 69 out of 100 based on 31 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[60] Actor Tom Arnold reviewed the revival positively, specifically praising Metcalf's performance.[61] Season 11[edit] On March 30, 2018, the series was renewed for an eleventh season to consist of thirteen episodes, following the success of the revival's premiere night.[62] Ratings[edit] Roseanne
Roseanne
was successful from its beginning, ranking #1 in the Nielsen ratings its second season, becoming the most watched television program in the United States from 1989 to 1990, and spending its first six seasons among the Nielsen ratings' top five highest-rated shows; the finale attracted 16 million viewers.[citation needed] Roseanne
Roseanne
consistently ranked in the top four of the Nielsen for its first six seasons. The series reached #1 in its second season, becoming the most watched television show in the United States, narrowly beating out The Cosby
Cosby
Show.[63][64][65] Ratings slowly started slipping after season six, though the show stayed within the top 10 through season seven, and the top 20 during season eight. It dropped to 35th place during the ninth and final season of its original run.

Season Time slot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV season Season averages

Date Viewers (millions) Date Viewers (millions) Rank Viewers (millions)

1 Tuesday 9:00 pm 23 October 18, 1988 21.00[66] May 2, 1989 Unknown 1988–89 2[67] N/A

2 24 September 12, 1989 Unknown May 8, 1990 27.80[68] 1989–90 1[69] N/A

3 25 September 18, 1990 29.80[70] May 14, 1991 21.90[71] 1990–91 3[72] N/A

4 25 September 17, 1991 28.50[73] May 12, 1992 32.70[74] 1991–92 2[75] N/A

5 25 September 15, 1992 36.70[76] May 18, 1993 28.80[77] 1992–93 2[78] N/A

6 25 September 14, 1993 30.10[79] May 24, 1994 28.10[80] 1993–94 4[81] N/A

7 Wednesday 9:00 pm 26 September 21, 1994 28.90[82] May 24, 1995 16.30[83] 1994–95 9[84] N/A

8 Tuesday 8:00 pm 25 September 19, 1995 22.50[85] May 21, 1996 18.80[86] 1995–96 16[87] N/A

9 24 September 17, 1996 18.90[88] May 20, 1997 16.60[89] 1996–97 35[90] N/A

10 9 March 27, 2018 18.44[91] May 15, 2018 TBD 2017–18 TBD TBD

Syndication[edit]

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Roseanne
Roseanne
was put into off-network syndication beginning in September 1992. TBS aired reruns of Roseanne
Roseanne
from 1996 through 2004. Cable channel Nick at Nite
Nick at Nite
aired reruns of the show from the fall of 2003 until 2009; it has since moved to TV Land's " TV Land
TV Land
Prime" schedule. Oxygen has aired reruns since 2005. The show returned to Nick@Nite's lineup on October 5, 2009, replacing Family Matters
Family Matters
and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in its late-night timeslot. As of January 2010, Nick at Nite has once again taken Roseanne
Roseanne
from its time slot. In Australia, the show is seen on the channel 111 Hits, and Eleven. In the UK, it aired in reruns on Channel 4. WE tv
WE tv
and CMT both began airing the series in September 2012.[92][93] The show also airs on Logo TV
Logo TV
and Laff. Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Roseanne In 1993, Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
and Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
both won Emmy Awards for their performances in the series, Barr for Outstanding Lead Actress and Metcalf for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Metcalf also won in 1992 and 1994.[citation needed] In 1993, Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
and John Goodman
John Goodman
both won Golden Globe Awards, Barr for Best Actress and Goodman for Best Actor. The series won the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.[citation needed] The series won a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
in 1992 and a People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Comedy Program in 1989. Barr won five additional People's Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program (1989), Favorite Female All Around Entertainer (1990), and Favorite Female TV Performer (1990, 1994, and 1995).[citation needed] In 2008, the entire cast (except for Metcalf) reunited at the TV Land Awards to receive the Innovator Award. In their acceptance speech, they honored late cast member Glenn Quinn.[94] Peabody Award[edit]

1992 Excellence in Television Broadcasting (won)

Emmy Awards[edit]

1989 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1990 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1991 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1992 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1992 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1992 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf, won) 1993 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1993 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1993 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Sara Gilbert) 1993 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf, won) 1994 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1994 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1994 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Sara Gilbert) 1994 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf, won) 1995 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1995 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1995 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf)

The show also received several nominations in Editing, Art Direction, Music, Lighting Direction, Writing and Hairstyling. Golden Globe Awards[edit]

1989 Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy 1989 Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (John Goodman) 1989 Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1990 Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (John Goodman) 1991 Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (John Goodman) 1991 Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1992 Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1993 Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy (won) 1993 Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (John Goodman, won) 1993 Best Actress Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Roseanne Barr, won) 1993 Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Laurie Metcalf) 1994 Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy 1994 Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1995 Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Laurie Metcalf)

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

1994 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (John Goodman) 1994 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr)

People's Choice Awards[edit]

1989 Favorite New Television Comedy Program (won) 1989 Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1990 Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1990 Favorite Female TV Performer ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1994 Favorite Female TV Performer ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1995 Favorite Female TV Performer ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won)

TV Land
TV Land
Award[edit]

2008 Innovator Award (won)

American Comedy Awards[edit]

1989 Funniest Male Leading Performer in a Television Series (John Goodman, won) 1989 Funniest Female Leading Performer in a Television Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1990 Funniest Male Leading Performer in a Television Series (John Goodman, won) 1993 Funniest Female Leading Performer in a Television Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1996 Funniest Female Leading Performer in a Television Series ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr)

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards[edit]

1992 Favorite Television Actress ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr, won) 1995 Favorite Television Actress ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1996 Favorite Television Actress ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr) 1997 Favorite Television Actress ( Roseanne
Roseanne
Barr)

Home releases[edit] Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment
(quietly named Starz Home Entertainment resulting in some DVD packaging bearing this name) released all nine seasons on DVD in Region 1 (2005–2007) and Region 2. The first season was issued with shorter, syndicated versions of the episodes because Anchor Bay was unable to obtain permission to release the original broadcasts. In the company's eighth and ninth season DVDs, some scenes have been altered to avoid disputes over music rights, including substituting some closing credit scenes with a black screen. Including the Patty Duke parody from Season 8, Episode 1. As of 2010, the Region 1 releases have been discontinued and are out of print. On May 4, 2011, Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment
announced that they had acquired the rights to re-release the series uncut on DVD in Region 1. They have subsequently re-released all nine seasons and a complete series set with the first seven seasons in their uncut form.[95][96][97][98][99] Seasons 8 and 9 are still edited, while most of the music references were retained, some of the credit scenes are still missing.[100][101] In Germany, Universum Film has released the entire series on DVD, and released a complete series box set on July 3, 2009.[102] Unlike the Anchor Bay releases, these were mostly unedited. Footage from Some Like It Hot is excluded from an eighth season episode, for unknown reasons. In Australia and New Zealand, Magna Pacific
Magna Pacific
has released all nine seasons on DVD in Region 4. Unlike the Anchor Bay releases, Magna Pacific's first season DVDs include the full-length original broadcast episodes.

Season Ep# Release Dates Special
Special
features

Region 1 Region 2 Region 4

1 23 August 30, 2005 September 13, 2011 (re-release) September 19, 2005 June 7, 2006 Roseanne-on- Roseanne
Roseanne
candid interview, bloopers, Season One highlights, Interview: " John Goodman
John Goodman
Takes a Look Back", "Wisdom from the Domestic Goddess".

2 24 December 6, 2005 September 13, 2011 (re-release) February 6, 2006 October 4, 2006 John Goodman: "A Candid Interview", Best of Season Two, "Wacky Jackie", " Roseanne
Roseanne
Untied: Season 1 Launch Party", John Goodman's audition.

3 25 March 21, 2006 April 3, 2012 (re-release) May 15, 2006 February 7, 2007 Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
Interview: "The Sister that Never Leaves", Lecy Goranson Interview: "I Was a Teenage Becky", Best of Season Three.

4 25 June 27, 2006 April 3, 2012 (re-release) March 17, 2007 June 6, 2007 Interview with Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, Roseanne
Roseanne
Interview: "Life Imitating Art, Imitating Roseanne", audio commentary with Roseanne
Roseanne
on select episodes.

5 25 September 12, 2006 September 4, 2012 (re-release) September 9, 2009 November 7, 2007 Video commentaries with Roseanne, Roseanne
Roseanne
answers eight fan questions, an exclusive interview with Roseanne.

6 25 December 5, 2006 September 4, 2012 (re-release) September 9, 2009 March 18, 2008 No Special
Special
Features

7 26 April 3, 2007 March 19, 2013 (re-release) October 12, 2009 July 9, 2008

8 25 August 7, 2007 March 19, 2013 (re-release) October 12, 2009 January 13, 2010 Video commentaries with Roseanne, "Roseanne: Working-Class Actress" Interview

9 24 October 16, 2007 May 14, 2013 (re-release) November 16, 2009 January 13, 2010 Two new exclusive interviews: "Legacy of Class" and "Breaking the Sitcom Mold". Video commentary with Roseanne
Roseanne
& Michael Fishman

The Complete Series 222 May 14, 2013 July 3, 2009 N/A Interviews With Cast and Crew, Blooper and Highlight Reels, Video Commentary, Fans Top Questions, a Candid Interview with Roseanne

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Match Game
(since 2016) The Middle (since 2009) Modern Family
Modern Family
(since 2009) Once Upon a Time (since 2011) Quantico (since 2015) Roseanne
Roseanne
(1988–1997; since 2018) Scandal (since 2012) Shark Tank
Shark Tank
(since 2009) Steve Harvey's Funderdome
Steve Harvey's Funderdome
(since 2017) Somewhere Between (since 2017) Speechless (since 2016) Splitting Up Together
Splitting Up Together
(since 2018) Station 19
Station 19
(since 2018) The Toy Box
The Toy Box
(since 2017) To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
(since 2016)

Daytime

The Chew
The Chew
(since 2011) General Hospital
General Hospital
(since 1963) The View (since 1997)

Late night

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
(since 2003) Nightline
Nightline
(since 1980)

News

20/20
20/20
(since 1978) ABC World News Tonight
ABC World News Tonight
(since 1953) America This Morning
America This Morning
(since 1982) Good Morning America
Good Morning America
(since 1975) Nightline
Nightline
(since 1980) Sundays with Alec Baldwin
Sundays with Alec Baldwin
(since 2018) This Week (since 1981) What Would You Do? (since 2008) World News Now
World News Now
(since 1992)

Sports

ESPN College Football on ABC Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Series on ABC NBA on ABC ESPN Saturday Night Football WNBA on ESPN Formula One

Saturday morning

Born to Explore with Richard Wiese Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin Sea Rescue

Upcoming

Dancing with the Stars Junior (2018) The Rookie (TBA) Take Two (TBA)

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Nielsen Media Research
Nielsen Media Research
top-rated United States network television show

1950s

50–51: Texaco Star Theater 51–52: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 52–53, 53–54, 54–55: I Love Lucy 55–56: The $64,000 Question 56–57: I Love Lucy 57–58, 58–59, 59–60: Gunsmoke

1960s

60–61: Gunsmoke 61–62: Wagon Train 62–63, 63–64: The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
(S1, S2) 64–65, 65–66, 66–67: Bonanza 67–68: The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
(S8) 68–69, 69–70: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

1970s

70–71: Marcus Welby, M.D. 71–72, 72–73, 73–74, 74–75, 75–76: All in the Family
All in the Family
(S2, S3, S4, S5, S6) 76–77: Happy Days
Happy Days
(S4) 77–78, 78–79: Laverne & Shirley (S3, S4) 79–80: 60 Minutes

1980s

80–81, 81–82: Dallas (S4, S5) 82–83: 60 Minutes 83–84: Dallas (S7) 84–85: Dynasty 85–86, 86–87, 87–88, 88–89: The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
(S2, S3, S4, S5) 89–90: Roseanne
Roseanne
(S2)/ The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
(S6)

1990s

90–91: Cheers
Cheers
(S9) 91–92, 92–93, 93–94: 60 Minutes 94–95: Seinfeld
Seinfeld
(S6) 95–96, 96–97: ER (S2, S3) 97–98: Seinfeld
Seinfeld
(S9) 98–99: ER (S5) 99–2000: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

2000s

00–01: Survivor
Survivor
(S2-AO) 01–02: Friends
Friends
(S8) 02–03, 03–04, 04–05,: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (S3, S4, S5) 05–06, 06–07, 07–08, 08–09, 09–10: American Idol
American Idol
(S5, S6, S7, S8, S9)

2010s

10–11: American Idol
American Idol
(S10) 11-12: NBC Sunday Night Football 12-13: NCIS (S10) 13-14, 14-15, 15-16, 16–17: NBC Sunday Night Football

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Governor & J.J. (1969) The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
(1970) All in the Family, season 1/season 2 (1971) All in the Family, season 2/season 3 (1972) All in the Family, season 3/season 4 (1973) Rhoda, season 1 (1974) Barney Miller, season 1/season 2 (1975) Barney Miller, season 2/season 3 (1976) All in the Family, season 7/season 8 (1977) Taxi, season 1 (1978) Alice/Taxi, season 1/season 2 (1979) Taxi, season 2/season 3 (1980) M*A*S*H, season 9/season 10 (1981) Fame (1982) Fame (1983) The Cosby
Cosby
Show, season 1 (1984) The Golden Girls, season 1(1985) The Golden Girls, season 1/season 2 (1986) The Golden Girls, season 2/season 3 (1987) The Wonder Years, season 1/season 2 (1988) Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown
(1989) Cheers, season 8/season 9 (1990) Brooklyn Bridge (1991) Roseanne, season 4/season 5 (1992) Seinfeld, season 4/season 5 (1993) Frasier, season 1/season 2 & Mad About You
Mad About You
(1994) Cybill
Cybill
(1995) 3rd Rock from the Sun, season 1/season 2 (1996) Ally McBeal, season 1 (1997) Ally McBeal, season 1/season 2 (1998) Sex and the City, season 2 (1999) Sex and the City, season 3 (2000) Sex and the City, season 4 (2001) Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
(2002) The Office (UK) (2003) Desperate Housewives, season 1 (2004) Desperate Housewives, season 1/season 2 (2005) Ugly Betty, season 1 (2006) Extras (2007) 30 Rock, season 2/season 3 (2008) Glee, season 1 (2009) Glee, season 1/season 2 (2010) Modern Family, season 2/season 3 (2011) Girls, season 1 (2012) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, season 1 (2013) Transparent, season 1 (2014) Mozart in the Jungle, season 1 (2015) Atlanta, season 1 (2016) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1 (2017)

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GLAAD Media Award
GLAAD Media Award
for Outstanding Comedy Series

Doctor Doctor (1990) Doctor Doctor (1991) Roseanne
Roseanne
(1992) Roseanne
Roseanne
(1993) Dream On (1994) Roseanne
Roseanne
/ Friends
Friends
(1995) Spin City
Spin City
(1997) Ellen (1998) Will & Grace (1999) Will & Grace (2000) Will & Grace (2001) Will & Grace (2002) Will & Grace (2003) Sex and the City
Sex and the City
(2004) Will & Grace (2005) Will & Grace (2006) Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
(2007) Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
(2008) Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
(2009) Glee (2010) Glee (2011) Modern Family
Modern Family
(2011) Modern Family
Modern Family
(2012) The New Normal (2013) Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
(2014) Transparent (2015) Transparent (2016) Transparent (2017)

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People's Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
for Favorite New TV Comedy

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
(1978) Mork & Mindy (1979) Too Close for Comfort
Too Close for Comfort
(1981) Private Benjamin (1982) Cheers
Cheers
(1983) Webster (1984) The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
(1985) The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
(1986) ALF (1987) A Different World
A Different World
/ My Two Dads
My Two Dads
(1988) Roseanne
Roseanne
(1989) Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.
(1990) In Living Color
In Living Color
/ The Simpsons
The Simpsons
(1991) Home Improvement (1992) Martin (1993) Frasier
Frasier
/ Grace Under Fire
Grace Under Fire
(1994) Ellen / Friends
Friends
(1995) Caroline in the City (1996) Cosby
Cosby
(1997) Veronica's Closet
Veronica's Closet
/ Dharma & Greg (1998) Jesse / Will & Grace (1999) Stark Raving Mad (2000) Ed (2001) My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids
(2002) 8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
(2003) Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
(2004) Joey (2005) My Name Is Earl
My Name Is Earl
(2006) The Class (2007) Samantha Who?
Samantha Who?
(2008) Gary Unmarried
Gary Unmarried
(2009) Glee (2010) $h*! My Dad Says
$h*! My Dad Says
(2011) 2 Broke Girls
2 Broke Girls
(2012) The New Normal (2013) Super Fun Night
Super Fun Night
(2014) Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
(2015) Scream Queens (2016) Man

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