“Roseanne” has only aired one episode, but the show has already reached 22 million people. The primary audience is in America’s heartland, reaching blue-collar American’s like the original. ABC noticed the warm welcome and has renewed the show for a second season.
ABC makes it official: "Roseanne" has been renewed for an 11th season.
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) March 30, 2018
That may seem fast, but the revival was the highest rated sitcom on television in three years and was one of the most watched ABC premiers in almost a decade. Even the President noticed.
“We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment. “The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the ‘Roseanne’ team has in store for next year.”
Top TV markets for Roseanne, 1988 vs. 2018 (total viewers, per Nielsen) pic.twitter.com/fkOPIs0grj
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) March 30, 2018
Season 2 will fill a full slate of thirteen episodes, effectively adding the show to ABC’s main lineup of shows.
— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) March 28, 2018