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    TV Critic’s Corner

    ‘Roseanne’ reboot reels in more former cast members

    John Goodman and Roseanne Barr in “Roseanne.”
    John Goodman and Roseanne Barr in “Roseanne.”

    Looks like the nine-episode “Roseanne” reboot due next year is going to be a great big homecoming of sorts. We knew that Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ), and Lecy Goranson (Becky) were all returning to the sitcom. And we knew that even the second Becky, Sarah Chalke, would be back, as a different character.

    Now, we’re learning that Estelle Parsons will return, as Roseanne and Jackie’s lesbian mom, and so will Sandra Bernhard, as Roseanne and Jackie’s lesbian friend Nancy. Furthermore, Johnny Galecki, who has become a big star on “Big Bang Theory” since his “Roseanne” days, will be back as David. “Deep thanks to my Big Bang Theory family for knowing the importance of visiting one’s roots and loaning me out for a quick minute,” he wrote on social media.


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