'Roseanne' Revival Renewed By ABC For Season 11
In completely unsurprising news, ABC is renewing the recently revived "Roseanne" for another season, its 11th.
The blue collar comedy debuted to whopping ratings earlier this week. Counting one day of delayed viewing, it drew 21.89 million viewers and an astonishing 6.24 rating among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.
"We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes," said Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment president, in a statement. "The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can't wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year."
The entire main cast, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, are expected to return. Other familiar faces like Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard, and James Pickens Jr. will make guest appearances.
Sources say Season 11 will have 13 episodes versus this year's nine.
The success of the "Roseanne" revival is astonishing, especially when viewership has been declining for several years. The premiere was the highest-rated scripted broadcast of the season and the highest-rated sitcom in three years.