Johnny Galecki in Talks to Join ‘Roseanne’ Revival

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Johnny Galecki is in talks to reprise his role as David Healy on ABC’s upcoming revival of “Roseanne.”

“Those conversations are still in progress,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour. Galecki is entering his 11th season as star on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” Original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Lauri Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, and Alicia Goranson have already confirmed that they will return for the revival.

Dungey addressed plot and production questions about the forthcoming revival, which is scheduled for midseason, as well as about star Barr’s Twitter feed — where the comedian has become an active proponent of President Donald Trump and conspiracy theories. “I try to worry about things that I can control,” Dungey said.

The ABC chief also assured reporters that the new series, under the guidance of executive producer Tom Werner, would be similar in tone and approach the the original’s fondly remembered early seasons — and not its much-maligned final season.

Dungey also said that while the show’s finale would not be ignored, Goodman’s Dan will be alive in the new series (he was revealed in the finale to have died.) “I can confirm that Dan is still alive,” Dungey said.

Speaking to reporters after her TCA executive session, Dungey said that the new series is set to begin taping in front of a live studio audience in October.

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  1. tjchurch2001 says:

    “We won’t ignore the finale, but we will refute some of the events told in it. Also, we will work to get a character back portrayed by an actor busy playing a lead on another network’s more-popular series, while also having already brought back a cast member to our show who plays a recurring character on that same show, a character that will be simultaneously being portrayed by another person on a ‘prequel’-type show on that same other network. Lastly, we will be ignoring that another actress who is apparently not returning played one of the main characters for years & has since become more famous after being a lead on an NBC show for nearly a decade.”
    –Statement by ABC (All Basics are Challenging)

    • Mike says:

      The part of Becky was played in more episodes, and for more seasons, by Lecy Goranson. It doesn’t matter that her replacement Sarah Chalke, who appeared in far fewer episodes, became well known after the show ended.

      That sad, Sarah Chalke will appear in the revival – just not as Becky.

      • tjchurch2001 says:

        I see nothing sad about it.

        Likewise, as I recall, LG left for her reasons, not those of anyone involved on the show. Since it appears they will ignore some events noted in the finale, why not simply not ask the portrayer back who left before the show was over of their own accord?

    • GOD says:

      You mad bro? You have to be.

  2. Chris says:

    Hooray.

  3. weary says:

    Oh, no …

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