Roseanne (ABC) season 1Fall 1988Shown: [top] Sara Gilbert, Alicia Goranson, Laurie Metcalf [on sofa] Michael Fishman, Roseanne, John Goodman'Roseanne" may be the next classic series to get a revival.

Deadline reports that an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit '90s blue collar comedy is in the works. The original cast members — including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert — would reprise their roles.

Original series producers Barr, Tom Werner, and Bruce Helford are on board, as is Gilbert and Whitney Cummings.

Several outlets are reportedly bidding for the project, including original network home ABC and revival master Netflix (which has successfully made "Fuller House," "One Day at a Time," and "Gilmore Girls"). ABC is considered the "sentimental" favorite.

"Roseanne" was acclaimed for its honest depiction of a working class family. Roseanne was a factory worker, while husband Dan was a contractor. They and their three kids (later four) barely scraped by.

The show featured many notable guest stars, including George Clooney, Debbie Reynolds, Bruce Willis, and Sharon Stone.

Like with the upcoming "Will & Grace" revival, the idea was born when Goodman appeared on "The Talk" with co-host Gilbert, and the two staged a mini-reunion.

"Oh, hell yes ... if we could get everyone together," he told co-host Julie Chen of a potential revival. "The Big R [Barr] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn't go anywhere ... but we were very happy to work together."

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ABCTVPGOctober 18, 1988
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