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22 May: Miami Herald: Roseanne Barr promises an upbeat ‘Roseanne’ season finale

Roseanne Barr says the season finale of her revived and controversial ABC sitcom “Roseanne” will come to a climax Tuesday with the embrace of a hopeful principle.

“We’re wrapping up the season in a great way that kind of gives the idea that government can really help people. That’s something that I wanted to end on,” Barr told The Associated Press.… Keep on reading

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22 May: LA Times: The spark that ignited the return of ‘Roseanne’

Around this time 21 years ago, “Roseanne,” the groundbreaking sitcom about the blue-collar Conner family, came to an end after a successful 10-year run. The notion that it’d be pulled out of retirement more than two decades later and become the success story of the 2017-18 television season would have likely elicited a Roseanne-like cackle from the cast back then.

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22 May: AdWeek: Inside Roseanne’s Triumphant Return to TV

It only took a few moments for Disney-ABC’s upfront presentation last Tuesday to morph into a full-blown Roseanne Barr lovefest. With the surprise breakout success of ABC’s Roseanne revival less than two months earlier, the network felt as if it had won the lottery—ending up with the season’s No. 1 entertainment show among adults 18-49 for the first time in 24 years—and took great pleasure in reveling in its unexpected good fortune in front of the assembled buyers at New York’s Lincoln Center.… Keep on reading