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Roseanne Is Getting A Second Season After Blockbuster Debut (UPDATED)

A source at ABC revealed to CNN that the announcement is “imminent” for a second season of Roseanne, the sitcom blockbuster everyone’s talking about and no one really expected to talk about this much.

It’s been mere days since 18 million people tuned in to see the return of the Conners, but ABC is signing on for what they hope will continue to be a delightful romp through the myriad problems facing modern American families.

Perhaps the biggest point of conversation about Roseanne‘s success is how it’s captivated the interest of President Donald Trump, who called the show’s star, Roseanne Barr – a pro-Trumper and longtime friend of the president – to congratulate her.

“Look at Roseanne, look at her ratings,” Trump said during a speech about infrastructure in Ohio yesterday. “They were unbelievable. Over 18 million people! And it was about us!”

Was it though? Former Amazon Studios executive Matthew Ball went on a tweet storm about why the show was greenlit and how little its success had to do with the president:

Roseanne was a differentiated, lauded, sitcom with a huge following,” he tweeted. “That’s why it’s back, not to fill a cultural gap.”

UPDATE – 2:19 p.m. EST: It’s happening.

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