21 million viewers prove you can go home again.
It's been three decades since the debut of TV's hit comedy, "Rosanne." The show's first run would last till 1997.
21 years later, just days after "Roseanne" made a blockbuster return on March 27th, ABC has announced a second season of the sitcom. The network actually called it an "11th season" renewal dating back to the show's roots in the 1990s.
\We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back and original cast into their homes. 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," Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement.
18 million people tuned in to last week's reboot of "Roseanne." Add the one day of DVR and video-on-demand viewing counted, the new total for the premiere is 21.9 million viewers.
New generations of fans and longtime viewers are celebrating the homecoming of America's favorite working-class family. Roseanne airs Tuesdays 8pm on ABC.
In the exclusive interview below, WRWD's Party Marty Mitchell had a chat with "Lecy" Goranson, the original Becky on "Roseanne."
Goranson left the show in season five to attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She returned for season eight and the current reboot of the show.
Alicia "Lecy" Goranson was born in Evanston, Illinois. In 1988, at the age of 13, she went on her second audition in Chicago and landed the role of Becky Conner on ABC's Roseanne. In 1992, she left the show to attend Vassar College where she majored in English.
After college, Goranson moved to New York City where she has appeared Off-Broadway in theaters such as The Public, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard, The New Group, The Atlantic, Soho Rep and Ensemble Studio Theater (where she is a member), among others.
Movie appearances include Boys Don't Cry, How to Make an American Quilt, Love, Ludlow, The Extra Man, Weightless and Buck Run.
Television guest appearances include Inside Amy Schumer, Sex and the City, Law and Order: SVU, Fringe and Damages.