It may not have officially premiered as of yet, but ABC is banking big on their upcoming Roseanne revival delivering great ratings. After all, they are putting more episodes of the show online than they had first planned!
If you first recall, the show was handed a small order of just eight episodes. However, TVLine now reports that ABC is giving the revival another episode, so it’s going to be nine for the time being. Maybe at some point in the future we’ll learn about the show getting even more episodes, but that could vary depending on what the network’s needs are. They may have a desire for more comedy in the new year given that The Mayor is floundering in the ratings and while some of their other comedies are solid, none of them are breaking out in the way that Modern Family or black-ish did many years ago.
The aforementioned site reports that executives are (at the moment) extremely happy with what they are seeing from the new version of the show, which comes with some rather difficult challenges. For one, it has the super-immense challenge of living up to all of the hype that is out there. The Roseanne run the first time around was one of the most successful shows out there, and it was also incredibly relevant in some of the issues it chose to take on.
With a show like this, it really needs to figure out how to get out to a great start — there are going to be a lot of viewers who are watching based on curiosity alone and if they don’t love the first episode, there’s a pretty good chance that they will bail almost immediately.
Once we start to get a few episodes into the Roseanne revival, there is a very good chance we will know as to whether or not the show will be back for another season. If the series continues to do some of these arcs year after year, there’s a chance that it could feel fresh and ABC will have a reason to keep bringing it back.
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