The latest reboot to arrive on the small screen comes all the way from Landford, Illinois. Comedian Roseanne Barr has gotten the band back together and rounded up the Conner family, including husband Dan (John Goodman), sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), and kids Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Becky (Lecy Goranson) and DJ (Michael Fishman). The upcoming reboot will tackle issues that are very 2018 (see: Trump), but the show is also giving fans of the original series some much-wanted nostalgia. Just released this week, the new opening credits show all the Conners back together, with the addition of a few new faces.
Matriarch Roseanne is still at the head of the table wearing the famous chicken shirt that became a staple of the show after almost every cast member wore it at some point during filming (the shirt was featured heavily after Barr divorced Tom Arnold, who hated the shirt). Dan is still stealing Roseanne’s food, Aunt Jackie is arriving late, while Conner kids Darlene, Becky and DJ now have kids of their own. There have been several iterations of opening credits for Roseanne, with food going from pizza to Chinese take-out to tacos, and now with the addition cell phones interrupting family dinner. Throughout it all, the same joyful mood of a family sitting down together for a meal remains.
In addition to the main cast featured in the opening credits, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki will reprise his role as David Healy, playing Darlene’s now ex-husband. Sarah Chalke, who spent four seasons playing Becky while Goranson attended college, will also be in the reboot playing a woman who has hired Becky to be her surrogate. The reboot will also feature the addition of DJ’s daughter Mary (Jayden Rey), and Darlene and David’s two children Mark (Ames McNamara) and Harris (Emma Kenney), who appear in the credits.
The new season will quickly address and discredit the surprising and frankly nonsensical ending of the series’ ninth season, which included Dan dying, Jackie coming out as a lesbian, and the Conner sisters dating the opposite Healy brothers. Actor Glenn Quinn, who played Mark Healy on Roseanne, passed away in 2002, and his character’s death will be addressed in the upcoming tenth season.
In addition to the new opening credits, ABC has also shared the first trailer for the Roseanne reboot, which debuted during the Academy Awards.
Grab your loose meat sandwich and an extra-large bag of plain potato chips. The new season of Roseanne premieres Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET.