The Conner family is officially coming back to a TV near you!
This week, the original cast including Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan. Yes, he’s alive.), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (D.J.), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) reunited for the first-ever table read for the revival of the show.
Director John Pasquin and new executive producer Whitney Cummings are also seen in the first behind-the-scenes pic from the set.
The official twitter account for the revival tweeted the image on Oct. 17, writing “#Roseanne is coming back to ABC in 2018! Here’s a look at the first table read!”
— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) October 17, 2017
US Weekly points out Johnny Galecki, who played Darlene’s boyfriend David is not seated at the table. Galecki currently stars on “The Big Bang Theory” and in August, ABC network president Channing Dungey told reporters that the talks with Galecki to return were “ongoing.”
“We’re rebooting ‘Roseanne,’” Dungey said at the time. “It is planned for the mid-season. We’re still at the early stages.”
The original series aired from 1988 to 1997 for nine seasons. It has previously been described as one of the most realistic portrayals of a blue collar family on television.