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“Roseanne” Gets a Premiere Date (But Will the Show Be Pro-Trump, Like Its Namesake?)

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The ‘90s are back and the sitcom Roseanne is back in 2018 with a premiere Tuesday, March 27 at 8 PM. ABC just announced the premiere date in a tweet that promised the

“Same couch, same cast, same laugh.”

The series original cast is reuniting to reprise their roles from the original sitcom, which ended 20 years ago in 1997.

The comedy about the blue-collar family pushed boundaries including a groundbreaking lesbian kiss during season 6. But as of late, Roseanne, the person, supports the alt-right, although she insists the show isn’t pro-Trump.

If you remember Barr herself ran for President in 2012 and says she was the first to encourage Trump to run for POTUS. This summer Barr wrote on Twitter,

“MY NEW SHOW IS NOT ABOUT TRUMP! IT’S ABOUT A MIDWESTERN FAMILY.”

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said Barr will speak “very honestly” and that the sitcom will be,

“tackling some of the topics that are in the conversation today.

We’ll bring back a point of view that has really been missing on the air. What the election revealed was that there’s parts of our country that didn’t feel heard, that they didn’t have a voice. When you look at how the polling data went in the run-up to the election, it was kind of a big surprise to many people that the election turned out as it did.”

Conservatives viewed these comments as suggesting Roseanne would be a pro-Trump show and Barr told The Hollywood Reporter last year, the country would be

“lucky if [Trump] won.”

Still going to watch? I will. A least the premiere to see how Roseanne (the show) handles politics, now that we all know where the woman herself stands.

(via Out, EW)


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