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Speaking of revivals, returns, and reboots... the classic sitcom Roseanne is getting an eight-episode, sequel series on ABC.

Returning in 2018 will be Roseanne Barr as Roseanne, John Goodman as Dan, Sara Gilbert as Darlene, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie, Michael Fishman as D.J. and Lecy Goranson as Becky.

Sarah Chalke, who played the character of Becky in numerous episodes, will also appear in another role.

"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," Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement Tuesday.

Roseanne initially ran for nine seasons 1988-97.

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Snoop Dogg to host a new version of 'The Joker's Wild'
Rapper and television personality Snoop Dogg has signed on to host and executive produce an updated version of the classic game show The Joker's Wild.

Michael Strahan is also an executive producer on the half-hour show, which is to debut on TBS later this year.

"When you hear the words 'game show host,' Snoop Dogg probably isn't the first name to pop into your head," Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted series and specials for TNT and TBS, said in a statement Wednesday. "But it turns out he is a great fit that brings passion to this game show with a laid-back vibe to the casino-inspired craziness surrounding him. This is a labor of love for Snoop Dogg and Michael Strahan, and a perfect addition to TBS's comedy lineup."

"I'm a huge fan of game shows and The Joker's Wild was my favorite show growing up," added Snoop Dogg. "It always matched the flavor and personality of Snoop Dogg! Me and the Snoopadelic team are excited to bring back the show and put my own personal touch on it. Get ready ya'll, it's gonna be a wild ride!"

Conan O'Brien's talk show 'Conan' to air on TBS through 2022
Conan Brien has signed a new, four-year deal that will keep his late-night talk show Conan on TBS through 2022.

"Conan continues to prove his vibrancy night after night and his incredible command of the digital and social space has only built on his young, connected audience," Kevin Reilly -- president of TNT and TBS and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment -- said in a statement Wednesday. "This next chapter will provide support for Conan and [executive producer] Jeff [Ross] to expand the boundaries from a 'talk show' to a range of personality-based, cross-platform experiences."

"The TV landscape has changed dramatically since I inherited the traditional talk show format in 1993," O'Brien added. "In the past few years, I've stumbled across many new and exciting ways of connecting with my audience, and I'm eager to evolve my show into something leaner, more agile, and more unpredictable. I also want a pony."

Conan began airing on TBS in 2010. O'Brien previously hosted Late Night and The Tonight Show on NBC.

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Which former late-night host has won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor?

ABC confirms Katy Perry as 'American Idol' judge
ABC announced pop singer Katy Perry as the first judge for its new version of American Idol.

"We are ecstatic to welcome @katyperry as a judge on ABC's #AmericanIdol!" the show's Twitter account said Tuesday.

"SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol, and I'm bringing it back to the MUSIC [eye emoji] you at auditions," Perry tweeted.

American Idol ran 15 seasons on FOX, ending in 2016. ABC confirmed last week it is bringing the singing competition show back in 2018, but it hadn't indicated until now who might host or judge it.

Tim Allen 'stunned and blindsided' by 'Last Man' cancellation
Tim Allen is speaking out about ABC's cancellation of his family sitcom Last Man Standing.

Media reports said last week the show had not been renewed for a seventh season, but Allen did not publicly comment until Tuesday when the network announced its 2017-18 schedule and Last Man Standing wasn't on it.

"Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #lastmanstanding," Allen tweeted.

The series is about a conservative, church-going Colorado man who is married with three adult daughters and in charge of marketing for a chain of outdoor, sporting-goods outlets. It co-starred Nancy Travis as his wife and Hector Elizondo as the stores' owner.

"We didn't design it like this, like we are different from everybody else, but Last Man Standing, in syndication now, it can go anywhere. It can be at 6 o'clock. It's family friendly. We're not holier than thou who did it this way, but it is a very different situation when you have a show that the whole family can watch together," Allen told UPI in a phone interview last year. "And I really like that we're doing this."

A petition to save the series has been signed by nearly 120,000 people.

Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #lastmanstanding- Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 16, 2017

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Which former late-night host has won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor?

The 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is to be presented to David Letterman, organizers announced Tuesday.

The ceremony is to take place Oct. 22 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

"Over 33 years on late-night television, David Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and The Late Show, and was the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history," the Kennedy Center website noted. "As a writer, performer, and producer, Letterman is one of the most nominated individuals in Emmy-Award history, with 52 nominations, resulting in 10 wins. Letterman is also a two-time Peabody Award winner and a Kennedy Center honoree."

Letterman, 70, retired from late-night comedy in 2015.

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