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PHOTOS: 'Roseanne' Cast Cracks Up Laughing During First Table Read

October 18, 2017

Cue that harmonica sound. We just got our first look at the first table read for ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival.

On Tuesday ABC released two images showing the cast gathered around a table for a table read.



As you can see there are a lot of familiar faces in the photo:

Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Lecy Goranson (Becky),  Sara Gilbert (Darlene), and Michael Fishman (D.J.)  were all there. 

Sharah Chalke, who replaced Lecy Goranson as Becky in the show's fifth season, was there as well. Goranson will play the role of Becky in the revival, but Chalke will have a "newly created" role. 

Notable new additions we spotted in the photos included Whitney Cummings (one of the new executive producers on the revival), Jayden Rey (playing D.J.’s daughter), Shameless star Emmy Kenney (playing the role of David and Darlene’s daughter), Ames Mcnamara (playing David and Darlene’s son, Mark).

"Mark" is an homage to the late actor Glenn Quinn. Quinn played the role of Mark Healy (David’s older brother) who dated Becky Conner for much of the series. Quinn died in 2002.

Johnny Galecki (David Healy) is noticeably absent from the photos, but that doesn’t mean he won’t appear in the series revival.

Galecki, of course, is busy with his role on the hit CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and he is also a producer on an upcoming CBS comedy, By the Book. That show is slated to premiere around the same time that Roseanne will in 2018. Talks are reportedly “ongoing” between the 42-year-old actor and those involved in the Roseanne revival.

ABC has not officially announced a premiere date for the Roseanne revival.