He said: "The Conners' joys and struggles are as relevant – and hilarious – today as they were then, and there's really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne." The popular show was broadcast on ABC in between 19 and was lauded for its realistic portrayal of the average American family.
It centred around Roseanne Barr and revolved around the Conners – an Illinois working-class family.
It was officially announced that ABC would produce a revival of the series, set to air as a mid-season replacement in 2018, with the original cast returning for the eight brand new episodes.
The network's president of Entertainment, Channing Dungey, confirmed the news over the course of a press call ahead of the upfront presentation.
The finale of the ninth season of Roseanne had revealed that the heart attack Dan suffered in season eight wound up killing him, but John will still be returning, along with all the cast members who took the stage at Lincoln Center on Tuesday.
Over the course of its original run, Roseanne racked up a formidable 25 Emmy nominations, winning four - one for the leading lady and three for Laurie.
After that, she became a recurring guest-star and appeared on three episodes.
West has done work in a couple of films in recent years like in 1999 but his character was killed off after nine episodes.
While she did not directly confirm the news herself, the 64-year-old tweeted: "Excited to create funny TV." One obstacle any new episodes will have to address is the death of Goodman's character which was revealed in the original 1997 series finale.
The finale also revealed that the story of the Connors family was really a book being written by Roseanne as a form of therapy.
Reflecting on the issue herself in a 2009 blog post, Barr put forward an idea for the show set 20 years in the future.
It had emerged earlier on Tuesday that ABC's green-lit eight new episodes of the show, which originally ran from 1988 to 1997, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Scroll down for video 'The Conners’ joys and struggles are as relevant - and hilarious - today as they were then, and there’s really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne,' said Channing, who rose to her current position last February.