‘Roseanne’ revival will reflect America


Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif.

Roseanne Barr said her character’s support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom “Roseanne” is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show’s roots.

The sitcom brings the Conner family and the life of the country up to date when it debuts March 27 on ABC.

“I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people. And in fact it was working class people who elected Trump,” Barr said Monday.

The show also seeks to address the polarization that has split families, she said, calling such divisiveness “not American.”

The show’s extended family represents a “full cross-section of ideas and beliefs,” said Bruce Helford, among the executive producers and actors taking part in a question-and-answer session with TV critics. “There’s no agenda on anybody’s part but to get honest feelings out there, and within a family that’s relatable,” Helford said.

The new “Roseanne” will reunite the original cast members, including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert.

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