'Roseanne' reboot to take on the Trump era
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Roseanne Barr plans to speak “very honestly” about politics on her revised sitcom, but it’s unclear if the outspoken comedian will mention President Trump specifically.

“I don’t know whether Roseanne will speak about Trump by name,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “But she’s going to speak very honestly.”

Barr, 64, is poised to star in an eight-episode reboot of her eponymous comedy about a blue-collar family, which ended in 1997.


“We're going to be tackling some of the topics that are in the conversation today. I'll leave it that,” Dungey said of the show, set to premiere in 2018.

Barr, who ran for president last year as the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate, wrote on Twitter in April that the “new political reality in our country will make for some great jokes!”

Barr said last year the country would be “so lucky if Trump won.”

“Because then it wouldn’t be Hillary [Clinton],” she said.

Dungey said Monday that the election revealed “that there's parts of our country that didn't feel heard, that they didn't have a voice. When you look at how the polling data went in the run-up to the election, it was kind of big surprise to many people that the election turned out as it did."

The exec called “Rosanne” an “established show,” saying, “It's an established family, it has an established character. Thirty years ago, Roseanne was speaking very openly about her life and her challenges. And it's a perfect time to have that voice back to talk about the realities now.”