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Old 12-21-2003, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default Roseanne wanted a season 10?

I heard from a few sources that Roseanne actually wanted one more season, but ratings were bad enough and costs were too expensive for season 9, that ABC decided not to

However, thinking back, I would've loved it had the "series finale" really been just the season 9 finale, and there would've been a "normal" wrap-up season where things were the way they really were, and no Dan (except in flashbacks, unless they could write in a lookalike brother to take care of Rosey also played by John Goodman). Granted, the show was well past it's prime, but I think a really good final season would've saved the image that it took years after the fact that Roseanne had lost in seasons 8 and 9.
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Old 12-22-2003, 01:41 AM   #2
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I think that season 9 ruined the whole show. I love the show and watch it on N@N or other channels when I have a chance, and would have liked there to be more episodes or another season made just to explain the finale.
I like your idea of what should have happened!
I think season 9 should have been turned down by ABC and they should have told Roseanne if you want a season 9 and 10 you need season 9 to lead up to the plot of the entire story being all fabrication and a book and more about the effects of Dan's death, and have season 10 a season that shows the viewers why she thought her daughters had the wrong boyfriends, her life after Dan, Jackie being gay, DJ showing a real interest in directing etc...
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Old 12-29-2003, 06:08 PM   #3
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i didnt se all of season 9 but some of the episodes were really bad the theme was not the way it was and it got a little boring. th loved the first 4 seasons.
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:58 AM   #4
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Default I agree that season 9 ruined the show.

With a few amusing exceptions, it was basically rediculous. It showed a once brilliantly written program in its death throes, casting about desperately for some new way to draw in an audience. This began with the lottery and ended with the last episode, the lamest of all of them. In a bid to take the show to new heights of "cutting edge" realism, all they succeeded in doing was betraying a legion of fans with the old "it was all a dream" con game that Dallas and St. Elsewhere pulled. The only show this was actually cute on was the Bob Newhart show, because the characters weren't that involving, in fact, the original show was better, and you didn't mind it all being a dream. Roseanne commited the sin of making you care about the characters and then telling you they weren't real. Well duh! Thanks for the news flash. Show went to hell in a handbasket so they say thanks to bored fans with a slap in the face to cover their own flagging writing skills, whose inconsistencies were never more present than in that last episode. Thank God they didn't do a 10th season - it would have been like watching a wounded animal floundering around in a lake full of crocodiles...
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Here is what I think and it is a few opinions that some of you already had mentioned. During the coure of "Roseanne" the show had from season 1-7 stayed in the top 5. (I think season 7 was still in the top 5) Then in season 8 it slipped to the top 20 and by season 9 it was in the top 40. It was 30 something in the ratings by then. ABC figured that after 9 seasons the show had lost it's value and it's large audience and the show at that time was expensive to produce. And ABC didn't want to pay a huge amount of money for a 10th season when the show was only in the top 40 for a 9th season. They probably figured it would do even worse in the 10th season.
Plus the fact that John Goodman hardly wanted to do a 9th season and the only reason he did come back for a 9th season was he felt committed to the show. He may have never come back for a 10th season.
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Plus the fact that John Goodman hardly wanted to do a 9th season and the only reason he did come back for a 9th season was he felt committed to the show. He may have never come back for a 10th season.
I thought the only reason he was missing from so many season 9 episodes is because everyone thought season 8 was going to be the last one, and so he commited to several projects before learning the show would continue?
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The 9th season was HORRIBLE. If Roseanne wanted a Season 10, she should have made Season 9 better. I watched at one time one of the best shows on television go down the tubes starting in 1995.
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I love Season 9, just because it's such an oddity.
And it was interesting to see Roseanne (the character) without Dan for a change.
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That's why I love seaosn 9, it was odd. It was so out of character for the series. What other successful series out there completely upended its premise and tried something radically different. You have to love the show and Roseanne for the sheer balls she had to do what she did.

Roseanne was number 1 in it's first two seasons, then slipped down to 5th in its third after the "anthem" incident. But as a credit to how good the show really was, viewers did come back and it ranked second in its fourth and fifth season. It slipped to 4th in its sixth season, 9th in its 7th (alot due to timeslot changes), 18th in the 8th and 32nd in the 9th. Considering that it was the most expensive series on tv in it's 8th and 9th seasons, it clearly was not worht doing a 10th season for the network. Especially considering that the series finale drew only 16.6mil viewers, not even in the top 15 for the week and lower than what the series had averaged just a year before.
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I'm not going to respect Roseanne just for doing something different...the point is IMO that Season 9 was absolutely awful quality and she only made a fool of herself and tarnished the show. The lottery plot wasn't even the worst part, did it go against what the show was supposed to stand for, yes; but it still could have done something clever with it. It was the writing and general direction that was just painful to watch.
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I do respect Roseanne for going out the way she did, but I agree with you, the 9th season had alot of squandered opportunities. So many episode could have been so great, but they weren't. Many episode were missing that "something."
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Well I'm not saying that season 9 was the best season, but you had to give Roseanne some credit for trying to work around the situation going on behind the scenes. I mean think about it. Didn't all of you feel something was different in the plots of the show after Tom Arnold left as he was heavily involved in the writing. After that alot of the producers and original people left. Roseanne didn't have as many creative minds on the crew as she did therefore the show was automaticlly gonna be different. By season 9, it was probably hard to keep up the standard the show had set as far as its plots when most of the orginal producers and such had been there so she had to change it up. Plus, since that was the last season, it kinda felt like the Connors work as parents and their many trials were finally gonna pay off. Thats why they let them with the lottery to show that goods thing will come around eventually. And as for changing the show's message it really didn't. It just showed that money tears you apart and messes things up. Besides, season 9 wasn't all that bad it was kinda funny seeing the connors bring working class concepts to the rich people, although I have to agree some of the episodes did seem unrealistic.
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Personally, I think season 9 is one of my favorites now. I just saw "The Miracle", and it knocked my breath out (Johnny Galecki is good at crying). It maybe wasn't the funniest season, but it was still just as entertaining as it ever was.

Except for the period when Dan was in California. Those episodes stunk.
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I would have loved a 10th Season. Even if John Goodman didn't participate.

I am a really big fan of the 9th Season, I thought it was absolutely brilliant, and I loved the new spin it put on the show. All of the episodes were funny, even if they were way out there, or had nothing to do with reality. Roseanne took a gamble, and she came out a winner... she produced one of the best seasons of Roseanne, and took risks that came out being worth it.
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