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Original ‘Roseanne’ Reruns to Return Next Week on Paramount Network

Recently rebranded network seeks to capitalize on ABC’s hit reboot

The original “Roseanne” sitcom returns next week to the Paramount Network, in a two-hour afternoon block starting on Wednesday, April 18.

The first series return will actually kick off with an 11-hour marathon on April 17 starting at 9 a.m. ET and feature episodes showcasing the relationship between Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki).

The Darlene-David relationship will be explored in the new episode of hit reboot airing that night on ABC. The newly relaunched series bowed last month to monster ratings.

Following the April 17 marathon, classic episodes of the original series will then air weekdays in a two-hour block from 4 to 6 p.m. ET.

“Roseanne” stars actress and comedian Roseanne Barr and centers around a working-class American family in Illinois. From executive producer Carsey Werner Productions, “Roseanne” ran for nine seasons on ABC (1988-1997) and triumphantly returned to stellar ratings this past March.

The “Roseanne” cast also includes John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Natalie West.

In January, Viacom rebranded the Spike cable channel as the Paramount Network with new series like the Michael Shannon drama “Waco.”

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