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Fans of the recently revived family comedy “Roseanne” happiness – ABC has reportedly renewed for another season.

The reboot is the second season will consist of 13 new episodes, up from nine in the first episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It was not immediately clear when the second season of the reboot – the show’s 11th overall – the air.

Original starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, among others, are expected to return, the outlet said.

The show Twitter shared the announcement Friday.

“You asked for it! #Roseanne is getting a new season!” the tweet said.

You asked for it! #Roseanne is getting a new season! pic.twitter.com/1hpXx54jhI

— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) 30 March 2018

‘ROSEANNE’ REVIVAL PREMIERE PACKS POLITICS IN THE FAMILY IS BIG RETURN

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said the network was “pleased that America has welcomed the Conner family back in their home.”

“The show is as fresh and relevant as it was when it was off the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the ‘Roseanne’ team has in store for next year.”

After they are off air for more than two decades, the 27 March, back-to-back episodes debuted with a resounding success, with a 5.1 rating in the key demographic of adults age 18-49 with 18.1 million viewers, The Reporter said. Since then, the time-shift reportedly caused the numbers to jump to 21.9 million viewers and a 6.1 rating.

ROSEANNE – ABC’s “Roseanne” star Ames McNamara as Mark, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Emma Kenney, as Harris Conner, Jayden Rey as Maria, Roseanne Roseanne Barr as Conner, and Michael Fishman as D. J. Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner, Sarah Chalke as Andrea.

(ABC/Robert Trachtenberg) (© 2018 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.)

‘ROSEANNE’ PRO-TRUMP REBOOT DRAWS LARGE AUDIENCE FOR POLITICALLY-CHARGED PREMIER

The politics came into play during the broadcast, spurring debate among certain family members. Roseanne and Aunt Jackie had not spoken with each other since the 2016 election. Although neither President Trump, neither Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton were mentioned by name, it was revealed that Jackie was a Clinton supporter while Roseanne wanted to see what Trump had to offer.

The show’s namesake took to Twitter to confirm the news, thanking the network and the fans. Barr was also very happy with the possibility of doing a Halloween-inspired episode.

I just got the call-thank you ABC! Thank you, Roseanne Show family (including fans)
B aruch Hashem. #DAYENU

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 30, 2018

HEY! THIS MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO DO WITH A HALLOWEEN SHOW!!! YAY!!!!! #ROSEANNE

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 30, 2018

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy and Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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