‘Roseanne’ Reboot: 3 Surprising Facts About the Show’s RevivalEntertainment The List
The TV gods have answered our prayers! After airing its final episode 18 years ago, Roseanne is back for season 10 – and we couldn’t be more stoked! To get you as excited as we are, here are three behind-the-scenes things to know about the reboot.
1. The Revival Takes Controversy Head On
We all rooted for Rosanne’s pugnacious personality in 90s – and now the bad mama jama’s charging back stronger than ever. Season 10 promises to lay on the controversy – starting with Roseanne’s support of President Donald Trump. In episode one, the same political fire that floods our Facebook feeds finds its way into the storyline – when Rosanne’s sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), takes issue with Rosanne’s ideological leanings. This creates a rift between the two, and one point, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) even salutes her sister with “What’s up, deplorable?” Tensions spike as they continue to spar over jobs, economics, and the news cycle. We think it’s safe to say we’ll see plenty of sisterly squabbling – and drama! – this season.
2. The Original Couch is Missing
While much of the original cast has returned to the show, there’s one fan favorite that’ll be MIA: the family’s original living room couch! What ever happened to the iconic brown, plaid sofa? In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Roseanne revealed that the Smithsonian has it and refuses to give it back. “This is a replica, this ain’t the real one,” the comedienne quipped. “The Smithsonian Institute has the real one, and they wanted too much scratch for it.” Darn it! The show’s couch conundrum forced staff to create a knock off – down to its signature multi-color knit blanket. We think the copy is totally twinning!
3. The Multicam Shooting Style is Back
Roseanne isn't just bringing back its characters and laughs – the show’s also bringing back its original shooting format. The reboot has been shot in the same multicamera sitcom format that it used in the 90s. While you might recognize this style in other classics like I Love Lucy, it's been slowly fading away since the advent of streaming services like HBO and Hulu – which feature shows using single-camera formats. Multicam shooting takes place in front of a live studio audience, and has more than one camera set up to capture the action. We love that the reboot is sticking to its nostalgic roots!
Tune in to the reboot’s March, 27th premiere – and prepare to blast off into nostalgic nirvana!
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