The hit show Roseanne is the latest in a slew of '90s sitcoms enjoying a revival, but there's one teeeeeny detail they need to work around. In the original series finale, viewers learned the whole show was actually a book about Roseanne's life — and she had changed some key details she didn't like. In (fictional) reality, husband Dan died after his heart attack in season 8. Oops!
I don’t want to talk too specifically, but I wouldn’t say we’ll ignore the events of the finale ... Dan is definitely still alive.
The network posted a series of short teasers to their YouTube Channel on Christmas.
Apparently alluding to his death, Roseanne says, "You can't live in the past Dan. When things are gone, they're gone forever."
If they can bring Dan back the can do the same for Arnold Shemp! I wish you would write and episode. Maybe bring Fred back with you!— Barb Slater (@Babs1059) December 28, 2017
😂 Both Becky’s too! I wonder how that is all going to play out! 🤗— Tammi J VanMullekom (@TAlcornVan) December 28, 2017
I think they will steal the Dallas idea and the last season will be a dream. It kinda was a bit of a nightmare.— Jeff Ram (@jeffram74) December 28, 2017
OMG. How does Dan come back to life? Was he in the shower with Bobby Ewing in Dallas?— Paul Ryan's Spine (@CowardlyPaul) December 28, 2017
I enjoyed watching the show back in the days, I don't endorse who she is today.— Juebees (@Juebees99) December 28, 2017
I'm so torn about watching. She ripped out my heart whrn this trump crap.— Kay Sharp (@kays1023) December 28, 2017
Yea, hard pass. Anybody that is Trump-crazy as Roseanne won't have the left as viewers.— 🅒🅞🅛🅞🅢🅢🅤🅢 'I'm counting to 3, Jerry'. (@truecolossus) December 28, 2017
I will be skipping it. I have a hard time separating the show from her worldview.— Randall S. Bott (@Leastbest) December 28, 2017
Why? Has everyone lost their imagination to create new shows?— Cathy Gray (@WilburCathy) December 27, 2017
Seriously why are they bringing this show back, I never liked it.— Michaelmike76 (@Michaelmann76) December 27, 2017