Last summer it was confirmed the family sitcom Roseanne (1988-1997) would be getting a 2018 revival, more than two decades after the original series wrapped. What’s more, most of the original cast members, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalfe, signed on to star.
But hang on, what about David, aka, Johnny Galecki, who played Darlene’s (Gilbert) sweetie pie boyfriend from 1992-97?
Galecki wasn’t able to commit to the reunion series at the same time as the rest of his TV family, due to scheduling conflicts with the hugely popular The Big Bang Theory. But, it appears in December 2017, Galecki got it all sorted and made the announcement he would be back in the fold.
And, he gave a shout-out to his BBT family, too, for allowing him some time off:
It seems the folks over at ABC we’re holding onto the footage of David until the last minute, but in the new clip we see him reunite with Darlene at the Conner house.
And, not much has changed… including Darlene’s dry, slightly rude, sense of humor:
We’ve become so accustomed to seeing Galecki as Leonard on The Big Bang Theory (2007-2018), it’ll be fascinating to see how he slots back into the role that made him a household name. As of now, he’s only confirmed for one episode… but, we’ll take it.
There was more uncertainty for fans surrounding the return of Roseanne’s husband Dan (Goodman), who died at the end of the original series.
But, his return is cleverly handled in the new clip.
We can also look for Michael Fishman, who played Roseanne’s youngest son D.J. and Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), who took on the role of eldest daughter Becky in later seasons. Chalke will be back for the new series, but she’ll be playing a different character. Lecy Goranson, who played the original Becky, is taking back the reins.
The nine-episode new season will premiere on ABC, Tuesday, March 27.
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