Roseanne will move 'from politics to family' in season 2, ABC reveals

The 'working-class' life of The Conners will be the show's focus

Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

ABC has revealed that Roseanne will be pivoting from focusing on politics to family in its second season.

On Tuesday, Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment told Variety: "I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on towards the end of last season, which is away from politics and towards family."

The statement shows a change for the show which began its revival with a longstanding family debate between Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Jackie Conner (Laurie Metcalf).

Roseanne's revival garnered a fan base in Republicans for straying from entertainment's "liberal values."

Roseanne creator Barr is an outspoken supporter of President Trump and even received a congratulatory call from him after the show premiered to high ratings.

Despite the show's initial focus on politics, a study conducted by Deadline determined that the series' focus on working-class families may have helped its success.

It showed that the majority of viewers were in the Heartland and not in urban areas like New York or Los Angeles.

Dungey also said that it was "unclear at the moment" whether Roseanne would get an order of additional episodes for the next season.

Currently 13 episodes are slated for the fall - four more than ordered for the first season of Roseanne's revival.

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Earlier this week, the penultimate episode of the season revealed Roseanne's secret opioid addiction and how it could affect her and Dan's (John Goodman) relationship.

Next week's season finale will likely shift the show's focus back to the dynamics of the Conner family.

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