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'Roseanne' reboot to depict a family 'divided by politics' under Trump

'Roseanne' reboot to depict a family 'divided by politics' under Trump 'Roseanne' reboot to depict a family 'divided by politics' under Trump
Jeannette Daniel | 10 January, 2018, 02:09

And according to series creator Roseanne Barr, they're keeping up with the times: Her character will be a Trump supporter.

Roseanne returns on Tuesday, March 27 for a nine-episode run on ABC.

Dan Conner's resuscitation will be jarring for longtime Roseanne fans when the ABC sitcom returns this spring-but not, perhaps, as surprising as the Conner family's politics.

Barr defended her support for Trump by saying, "I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something different".

And while Roseanne is personally a Trump supporter, she has chosen to also make her TV alter-ego a Donald fan - for one VERY particular reason.

Roseanne has always been, in one way or another, a revolutionary show.

(L-R, Back Row) Executive producers Whitney Cummings and Tom Werner, actors Ames McNamera, Emma Kenney, Jayden Rey, executive producer Bruce Helford, (l-r, front row) actor Michael Fishman, executive producer/actress Sara Gilbert, actress Laurie Metcalf, executive producer/actress Roseanne Barr, actors John Goodman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke of the television show Roseanne speak onstage during the ABC Television/Disney portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 8, 2018 in Pasadena, California.


"What we really wanted to do was find a way for this to be a family which represents a full cross-section of values and beliefs", Helford said. And we wanted to get that debate going in a very honest way, in a very real way. "There's no agenda on anybody's part but to get honest feelings out there".

The first press panel for the ROSEANNE revival went about as well as one could have expected, given star and executive producer Roseanne Barr's famous support of President Trump.

"I love Oprah, like everybody else", she said. But you know what?

"There are a lot of things he's said and done I don't agree with, like there's probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said that you don't agree with", she continued.

President Trump has even thanked Barr for her comments of support.

Comedy veteran Barr, who made her own White House bid in 2012 as the Peace and Freedom Party's nominee, also said Monday that she would likely be a superior commander in chief than the current president.

Barr, who sat on the famed Roseanne couch with original cast members including John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, said she meant to revisit the groundbreaking comedy.

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