Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- Kathy Griffin has been widely criticized for a gory photo shoot with Donald Trump's (fake) head
- Then she apologized
- But President Trump didn't accept Griffin's apology
- Neither did First Lady Melania Trump
- And now CNN has fired Griffin
- Lebanon has officially banned 'Wonder Woman' over star's Israeli heritage
- Olivia Newton-John has a new cancer diagnosis; her June shows are postponed
Revivals continue apace on screens big and small, with word that "Roseanne," the family sitcom led by comic Roseanne Barr, will be returning to its home network at ABC in 2018.
“The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant — and hilarious — today as they were then," ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in an announcement Tuesday morning. "There’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne."
The original "Roseanne" ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997 and stood out in its time for its uniquely barbed humor in depicting a working class family making ends meet in Illinois.
In addition to Barr, the show featured John Goodman as her character's husband, Dan, along with three children, who were played by Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman and a combination of Sarah Chalke and Lecy Goranson portraying the family's oldest daughter, Becky. The series also featured Laurie Metcalf as Roseanne's sister, Jackie. The original cast will all return for the reboot, according to ABC, and Chalke will also return in a different role.
A premiere date has yet to be announced, but the new "Roseanne" will return in midseason 2018.