Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Next season of 'Roseanne' will focus on family, not politics

Next season of 'Roseanne' will focus on family, not politics

After posting absolutely awesome ratings numbers in its premiere and throughout its comeback season, eliciting a call of congratulations from President Donald Trump and potentially paving the way for Tim Allen's Last Man Standing to return, ABC's Roseanne revival may switch gears in season two. In subsequent episodes, it delved much more on the "everyday trials and tribulations" of the Conner family. "I do think there's a little bit of that, yes", she agreed.

"I think they'll continue on the path they're on toward the latter part of this season, which is away from politics and more focused on family", she said.

"We are thrilled and excited to be moving into the fifth season of Black-ish, " Dungey said. "At the end of the day, this was a mutual decision between Kenya and the network to not put the episode out". "We felt writers were looking to tip a hat to those shows".

And about that "Blackish" and "Fresh Off the Boat" joke: In one episode, Roseanne and Dan (John Goodman) fell asleep in front of the TV during ABC's prime-time lineup. I do stand by the Roseanne writers.

Dungey also said that she's happy with the in-progress all-athletes season and would like to bring back Dancing with the Stars: Athletes for another season.

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"With this particular episode, there were a number of different elements to the episode that we had a hard time coming to terms on", said Dungey.

We previously reported on Barris' role at ABC, and how the show creator has been attempting to get out of his four-year contract early.

"I think if you listen to any of his podcasts, what is great about what Alec does is he'll talk with people about the span of their career, like Robert De Niro", Dungey said in a teleconference call with reporters Tuesday.

"We look to be diverse and inclusive from a racial perspective, from a gender perspective, from a religious perspective and also from an economic perspective", Dungey said. On Monday, Fox executives admitted that the success of Roseanne was a factor in bringing back Last Man Standing, which stars the politically conservative Tim Allen. Incidentally, "Last Man Standing" was just picked up by Fox for a new season.

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