Roseanne is bringing back Sandra Bernhard for revival

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From Digital Spy

The Roseanne revival series is shaping up nicely as it's been officially confirmed that Sandra Bernhard is heading back to Lanford.

According to TVLine, Bernhard is set to reprise her role as Roseanne's friend Nancy Bartlett for one episode when the comedy returns next year.

Sandra starred in 33 episodes of the hit ABC show during its original run, in which time she married Arnie Thomas, one of Dan's poker buddies, opened a diner and later came out as a lesbian, and then bisexual later in the series.

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The publication also reports that Estelle Parsons will be back too as she is set to reprise her role as Roseanne and Jackie's late-in-life-lesbian mum Beverly Harris for two episodes of the revival.

Bev was a recovering alcoholic for the course of the series and was known for being loving but overly critical. She came out as a lesbian to her family towards the end of the sitcom, after the death of her husband Al.

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Roseanne will return for eight episodes in 2018 on ABC, and it's been announced that the revival will ignore the events of the season nine finale, in which it was revealed Goodman's character Dan dies of a heart attack, and David has ended up marrying Darlene, who he had previously been with for years.

Roseanne Barr is set to return to her title role, and will be joined by original cast members John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.), Sara Gilbert (Darlene) and Lecy Goranson (Becky).

Also confirmed for the revival is The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki who revealed his return to the series on Instagram last week.

During its nine years on the air, Roseanne won three Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmy Awards, and set the standard for many dysfunctional family sitcoms that followed in the '90s.

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