What is Roseanne About?
Roseanne is an iconic American sitcom that captured the hearts of audiences during its original run from 1988 to 1997. Created by Matt Williams, the show revolves around the everyday life of the Conner family – working-class Midwesterners living in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. Led by the irreverent and quick-witted matriarch Roseanne Conner, portrayed by Roseanne Barr, the series delves into the hilariously chaotic world of the blue-collar Conners. With a touch of social commentary, the show tackles a broad range of topics including family dynamics, relationships, class struggle, and societal issues in its distinctive and honest style. The often-relatable situations, sharp writing, and stellar performances from the ensemble cast, which includes John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf, ensured Roseanne's status as a cultural touchstone. With its humorous yet heartfelt portrayal of the ups and downs of family life, Roseanne continues to resonate with audiences decades after its original debut.
The first episode of Roseanne aired on October 18, 1988 and the most recent episode to air was on May 22, 2018.