Watch Roseanne

  • TV-PG
  • 1988
  • 10 Seasons
  • 7.0  (45,427)

Roseanne is a beloved American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997. Created and starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolves around the daily life of the Conners, a working-class family living in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. Alongside Barr, the show features a talented ensemble cast including John Goodman as her husband Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as her sister Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman as her children, and Alicia Goranson and Sarah Chalke as her eldest daughter Becky, with the latter replacing the former in later seasons.

The show tackles a wide range of social and political issues including poverty, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, addiction, racism, and LGBT rights, among others. Through its gritty and realistic portrayal of family life, the show became known for its genuine humor, memorable characters, and relatable storylines.

Throughout its run, Roseanne also featured guest appearances from a number of notable actors including George Clooney, Ned Beatty, Tom Arnold, Shelley Winters, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Brad Garrett, and even Hugh Hefner.

In addition to its cultural impact, Roseanne was also a financial success for ABC, consistently ranking as one of the highest-rated television shows during its original run. The show's popularity led to a number of spin-offs and adaptations, including The Conners, a continuation of the show without Roseanne Barr following her controversial departure from the series in 2018.

Overall, Roseanne continues to be celebrated for its groundbreaking representation of blue-collar life, its willingness to confront taboo topics, and its ability to blend comedy and drama to create a truly unique viewing experience.

In short, Roseanne is a timeless classic of American television that has captured the hearts and minds of viewers for decades. Its unforgettable characters, poignant storylines, and genuine humor make it a must-see for anyone interested in quality television programming.

Roseanne is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (231 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 1988.

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Knee Deep
9. Knee Deep
May 22, 2018
Roseanne's knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion, writing.
Netflix & Pill
8. Netflix & Pill
May 15, 2018
After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne reveals to Dan a bigger problem with her bad knee. Meanwhile, Crystal announces her retirement as a waitress at the casino, and Becky and Darlene compete for the job, which has full-time benefits.
Go Cubs
7. Go Cubs
May 8, 2018
The Conners can't pay their Wi-Fi bill, so they befriend their new neighbors to use the internet for Mary to Skype with mom Geena, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Dan loses an important job and D.J. admits post-military life has been hard, so they come up with a plan to make extra money.
No Country for Old Women
6. No Country for Old Women
May 1, 2018
After Beverly gets kicked out of the nursing home, Roseanne and Jackie fight over who will take care of their mother. Meanwhile, Mark's creative touch with building a birdhouse for Dan's customer is more than Dan can handle, but Darlene defends her son.
Darlene v. David
5. Darlene v. David
April 17, 2018
David unexpectedly shows up for Harris' birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Bev temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning.
Eggs Over, Not Easy
4. Eggs Over, Not Easy
April 10, 2018
A crucial moment for Becky's surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other's lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie's application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind.
Roseanne Gets the Chair
3. Roseanne Gets the Chair
April 3, 2018
Roseanne's clash with Darlene over how she's raising her kids - especially Harris - reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn't want to admit getting old.
Dress to Impress
2. Dress to Impress
March 27, 2018
Darlene's son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home.
Twenty Years to Life
1. Twenty Years to Life
March 27, 2018
Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another.
Where to Watch Roseanne
Roseanne is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Roseanne on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 1988
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (45,427)