The series was named after Roseanne Barr, who also played the main role. Barr became known as a stand-up comedian and that always showed throughout the entire run of the series— "Roseanne" was often sarcastic with her husband "Dan," but still loveable. For her role, Barr won numerous awards, among others, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award.
The popular sitcom Roseanne was produced from 1988 until 1997 and ran for nine successful seasons on ABC. The show chronicles the life of the "Conner" family, who have a limited household income and live in the fictional town of Lanford, Illiinois. The family consists of "Roseanne," her husband "Dan," and their three children: "Becky," "Darlene," and "DJ".