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As we stare down the beginning of another grim new crop of fall television shows, the prospects this year seem even worse in part because of a looming anniversary: twenty-five years ago this October, Roseanne Barr brought us Roseanne, a revolutionary look at working-class life, and more specifically, the experiences of working-class women. In recent years, Barr's tried to recreate the magic of the show she fought so hard for, and accomplished so much with, in between reality shows, a run for president, and an erratic Twitter presence. But whether Barr could hit the comedy jackpot again--and NBC is working on a 10/90 series with her and Nurse Jackie veteran Linda Wallem--is almost beside the point. There are plenty of people monitoring whether there are female and gay characters on television, and what kinds of parts they're given to play. But there's far less consideration of class in a genre »


- Alyssa Rosenberg

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