Reviving Roseanne was a surprisingly complicated affair. After all, one main character was supposed to be dead; another of the sitcom’s actors had sadly passed away since the series’ end. Furthermore, most of what had happened in the show’s last season was supposed to be a fiction-within-a-fiction, meaning the revival would likely have to forget that that whole run had ever happened.
Fans were reassured, though, as more news started filtering out about the new shows; all the old characters seemed to be coming back, at least. But there was one notable person missing from the proposed cast lineup: Roseanne’s son Jerry Garcia, who would have grown into an adult in the decades that the show was off the air.