ABC upfronts: 'Roseanne' comes to fall, TGIT persists, TGIF returns


ABC will bring its "Roseanne" reboot back in the fall, a move that should help give the alphabet network an early boost to ratings, executives said Tuesday morning ahead of their afternoon presentation to ad buyers.

"Roseanne," which debuted in March to around 18 million viewers (not including delayed viewing), will air on Tuesday nights in the fall as a lead-in to ABC's new comedy "The Kids Are Alright," an ensemble show about an Irish-Catholic family in the 1970s.

Next season, "Roseanne" will move away from politics and instead focus more on family issues, Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said during a call with press.

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