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Old 06-23-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:01 AM
 
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I will definitely watch it.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:29 AM
 
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They'll need better writers. The awful Whitney Cummings (who wrote the awful 2 Broke Girls) wasn't going to be a writer for the 2nd season of Roseanne, anyway, so hopefully they'll bring in a writer or 2 who are of a higher caliber for this new show. I was pretty bored with the new version of Roseanne in spite of automatically liking the actors and wanting them to succeed.

Also, Lori Metcalf needs to tone down her theater chops and get back into the swing of television acting. And Sorenson needs to tone down her voice acting chops and ditto.

I think they should make John Goodman the main character of the new show - he's such an amazing actor and was the only one who was doing a really good job on the new version of Roseanne. If the focus is on Darlene and her kids now, Goodman should have a major and consistent subplot going in every epi. Maybe - Dan tries to date? Or various women chase after him? That could be funny.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm going to give it a shot. I loved the original series. It seemed that Roseanne's acting in the reboot was very strained and her timing was off. I hope they give Jackie more air time (she didn't seem to have a lot in the first reboot). She is a great character. I would also like to see them bring back Andy. I'm sure his relationship with Jackie would be very dysfunctional.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:04 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Whitney Cummings wrote the first season? No wonder I thought it was awful. I also felt like Roseanne was just phoning it in this time so maybe it will survive without her. I wonder if they will kill her off in some bizarre way or have her die a peaceful death.....
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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Whitney Cummings wrote the first season? No wonder I thought it was awful. I also felt like Roseanne was just phoning it in this time so maybe it will survive without her. I wonder if they will kill her off in some bizarre way or have her die a peaceful death.....
She did not write the first season but Roseanne was credited as a writer. Cummings was the EP and show runner.

Now as EP, she may have had some input to the scripts but she did not write the season.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Whitney Cummings was one of the Executive Producers, and a co-showrunner. She was (partially) responsible for making the show happen each week. Overseeing the writers, creating a "tone", defining the season arc... all the functions of a showrunner. She is good friends with Bruce Helford, who put together this 2018 Roseanne revival. He brought her in, knowing he needed some adults in leadership positions.

She is incredibly busy in Hollywood these days, a very in-demand writer & producer. Plus comedian. She announced she was leaving well before "The Event", as she had too many other commitments to stay attached to this show.

Whatever one thinks of her, she has created some very successful TV series. While her eponymous named Whitney only lasted two years, 2 Broke Girls was a hit for six seasons, no small feat these days.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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I love 2 Broke Girls.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Prediction: The first episode will get high ratings due to curiosity. Certain media outfits will cluck about it. Then it will take a ratings nosedive when people realize, without Roseanne, it's just like every other dysfunctional family sitcom. But the critics will have moved on by then.

Cranky Darlene and her pain in the a** daughter are the 2 most unlikeable characters on the show.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Never Never Land
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I loved Darlene's character on the original run of the show. I was the smart a** in my family too so I could relate to her character. In the new one, she's so blah and passive and doesn't land the jokes like she did back in the day.
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