"Roseanne" was a top 10 hit program on ABC from October 1988 until may of 1997. The show was the most-watched sitcom during 1989 and also reached number one in the Nielsen ratings that year. The Conner family was rude and crude and definitely not the Huxtables on "The Cosby Show." America fell in love with the working class values that were missing from other television shows. A new rebooted "Roseanne" is set to debut on ABC with a one hour special on Tuesday, March 27, at 8:00 PM, ET/PT. The weekly program will air in its regular time slot at 8:00 PM on Tuesday night, April 3.

The rebooted version is right on time considering the climate in the nation today.

The Conners 20 years later

The Conners are returning with everyone from the original cast: Dan, Roseanne, Becky, Darlene, D.J., and Jackie will all return. Sarah Chalke who took over the role of Darlene is in the new show also, but as a different character. Both Darlene and D.J. will have children but there has been no mention of whether or not they have spouses. Entertainment Tonight did say that Roseanne will be watching Darlene raise her children and reflect on her own strengths and weaknesses as a mother. This would seem to indicate that the grandchildren are living under the same roof.

This time around, 20 years later, current events will play out in the sitcom and Roseanne will be at odds with members of her family regarding politics. In real-time Roseanne Bar is a big supporter of Donald Trump and her character will have the same views. There is a lot of hype around the rebooted show but this does not indicate that it will be a success the second time around.

'Roseanne' in 2018 may not be as much fun

When the original show aired it was unique, as the only sitcom with a married blue-collar family and both parents working. "Roseanne" also tackled family issues that had not yet been addressed on primetime television.

Today, 20 years later, much has changed in America and also on TV. The shock value of Dan and Roseanne Conner in the 1980's is quite the norm today.

The Internet and cable television have caused that which was considered inappropriate two decades ago to be accepted in today's world. Dan Conner and his wife may not be as much fun today because there are a number of television shows that are ruder and cruder than even an updated, rebooted version of "Rosanne." Even so, both Ms. Barr and John Goodman at 65 are eager to work together again, For those who may be confused because you believed Dan died at the end of the first series, The "ET" interviews say all of this will be explained very quickly in the new show.