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Roseanne (TV Series)

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Original title
Roseanne (TV Series)
Year
Running time
22 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Matt Williams, Roseanne Barr, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Danny Jacobson, Jeff Abugov, Chuck Lorre, Eric Gilliland, Sid Youngers, Rob Ulin, Norma Safford Vela, Don Foster, Joel Madison, Bob Myer, Maxine Lapiduss, Jennifer Heath, Allan Stephan, Betsy Borns, Cynthia Mort, Lawrence Broch, Laurie Gelman, David McFadzean, Brad Isaacs
Music
Dan Foliart, Howard Pearl, W.G. Snuffy Walden
Cinematography
Daniel Flannery, Frank Doll
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by American Broadcasting Company [USA]; Wind Dancer Productions / Paramount Network Television Productions
Genre
TV Series. Comedy. Drama | Family Sitcom
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (1988-1997). 9 Seasons. 221 Episodes. A highly original take on the tired genre of the American family sitcom. At the time, the gold standard was "The Cosby Show" and "Family Ties", both upper-middle class and completely unrealistic. "Roseanne" was the first high-quality sitcom since the Honeymooners to focus on working-class families. This show took the idea of the 80s family show and stood it on its ear. It took risks and chances that other shows were afraid to take, discussing subjects like homosexuality, child abuse, alcoholism, and teenage sexuality not just as one-show ideas, but as recurring themes. And though it wasn't successful all of the time, most of the time it was hilarious. I'd rather see a show take tremendous risks and fail than take the safe course and receive middling success.
Awards
1995: Emmy: 4 Nominations, Including Best Actor (Goodman) and Actress (Barr)
1994: Emmy: Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf). 5 Nominations
1993: Emmy: Best Actress (Barr) and Supporting Actress (Metcalf). 5 Nom.
1992: Emmy: Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf). 4 Nominations
1991: Emmy: Nominated for Best Actor in Comedy Series (John Goodman)
1990: Emmy: Nominated for Best Actor (John Goodman) and Lighting
1989: Emmy: 4 Nominations, Including Best Actor in Comedy (John Goodman)
1994: Golden Globes: Nom. Best supp. actress in Series-Minis.-TV Picture (Metcalf)
1993: Golden Globes: Nom. Best TV-Series - Comedy/Mus. and Actress (Barr)
1992: 3 Golden Globes: including Best TV-Series - Comedy/Musical. 3 nom.
1991: Golden Globes: Nom. Best Actress in TV-Series - Comedy/Mus. (Barr)
1990: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor (Goodman) & Actress (Barr)
1989: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Comedy Actor (John Goodman)
1988: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations including Best Comedy Series
1988: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director in Comedy Series
1994: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Comedy
1993: Writers Guild of America (WGA): 2 Nominations for Best Screenplay in Episodic Comedy
1994: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor (Goodman) & Actress (Barr) in a Comedy Series
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