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John Shaffner (‘Roseanne’ production designer): Highly-rated revival is ‘just like revisiting old family’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

John Shaffner (‘Roseanne’ production designer): Highly-rated revival is ‘just like revisiting old family’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

“You can’t underestimate how that story of working class America has resonated with the public,” says production designer John Shaffner about the success of the “Roseanne” revival. Before he read the first script for the reboot, which picks up 20 years after the original series ended, Shaffner thought, “Why are we bringing this show back? How is it going to be as good, how’s it going to be better?” But to his surprise the script was “on the right track,” and by the time of the first table reading with returning cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman, “it was just like revisiting family.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Shaffner above.

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