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How The Success Of ‘Roseanne’ Can Alter Network TV For Years To Come

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After 21 years, Roseanne is back on the air. Luckily for ABC, the show’s revival season has proven to be a massive (if unexpected) success so far. With the season premiere gaining 18 million viewers, Hollywood is in a state of confusion about what to do next.

Back To Reality

Roseanne is the first major TV series to really tackle current issues from the perspective of a Trump supporter. The sitcom managed to do this with perfect execution. ABC aren’t strangers to injecting real-world issues in their shows. Black-ish has been tackling issues such as the Presidential election, racism, and police brutality.

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In fact, ABC is the only network brave enough to do such a thing. Many are hoping that other shows aim towards having a much more realistic setting.

My Old Friend

The success of the Roseanne revival also means that fans love seeing beloved characters return. Over the years, reboots or fan favorite shows have seen great success. In 2017, Will & Grace, Twin Peaks, and Prison Break have returned to huge ratings.

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In comparison to new programs, reboots often bring back many older viewers. While it might not benefit the coveted 18 to 34 year old demographic, it can still aid in the ratings game. Out of its 18 million viewers, Roseanne‘s season premiere drew 13 million viewers ages 49 and over.

Still Got It

Having seasoned players on and off the screen helps a lot. Roseanne Barr hasn’t done much on TV since the original series ended in 1997. Over the years, she’s been gaining publicity for her failed 2012 presidential campaign and her tweets. Controversy does create cash, but for ABC, they knew the comedian had the talent to back it up.

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Many networks often pass on old faces because they’re looking towards the future. There are plenty of stars from years past that can still draw numbers if used properly.

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The Making Of Jersey Shore: Here Are The Secrets You Didn’t Know

The guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore took America by storm in 2010, with all their fist-bumping, bickering, tanning and t-shirt times. The action-packed reality show brilliantly packaged drama with humor in Italian-flag wrapping paper, and viewers simply couldn’t look away no matter how hard they tried. But there are secrets about the making of the show that would come as a shocker to fans. Think that hot tub was really on the roof of the shore house? Think again. The origins of the famous duck phone might also come as a surprise. Read on to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets behind the making of Jersey Shore.

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Melissa Joan Hart And Sean Astin Starring In Netflix’s New Sitcom ‘No Good Nick’

While Netflix is best known for its award-winning dramas, they're known for a good chuckle or two. From One Day at a Time to Fuller House, Netflix's line of comedy programming is top tier. They're looking to keep the laughs coming with two familiar faces. Nick At Netflix Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin will co-star in the upcoming Netflix sitcom No Good...

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It May Not Be Over For Andrew Lincoln And The Walking Dead

While Andrew Lincoln's character Rick Grimes is still present in The Walking Dead, he announced earlier this year that the upcoming season nine will be his last. Now, rumors are swirling that Lincoln will be back. But how, and what does this mean for the future of the show? Why He's Leaving Lincoln announced at this year's Comic Con that...

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