It’s 2018, and Roseanne Conner and her wacky clan are back! Roseanne, the wildly popular sitcom that ran from 1988 to 1997, is returning to our screens at the end of March. And while fans are incredibly psyched, the revival raises a few questions. One of the more pressing ones being: how will the show handle the Becky situation? As most regular viewers will recall, two different actresses portrayed the role of Roseanne’s eldest daughter on the show. So who gets to be the spacy, beloved blonde in the reboot?
When Roseanne debuted in 1988, it was unlike any show on television. Centered around a brash working mom called Roseanne Conner, played by Roseanne Barr, the program offered a realistic portrait of what it was like to be a blue-collar family in America.
Featuring Roseanne, her husband Dan and their three children – airhead Becky, snarky Darlene and oddball D.J. – the show was like many sitcoms in that it focused on the family. But unlike the usual wholesome TV clans, the Conners were all about keeping it real. So from teen pregnancy worries to figuring out how to pay the electric bill, Roseanne concerned itself with the concerns of everyday people.