Roseanne: Season 9 (1996 - 1997)

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Season 9
Roseanne

Critics Consensus

The Conners gain riches while Roseanne goes to rags in an incalculably ill-judged final season that trades the blue collar heart of the series in exchange for a series of outlandish wish-fulfillment.

20%

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Critic Ratings: 10

45%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 12
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 17, 1996
2
Air date: Sep 24, 1996
3
Air date: Oct 1, 1996
4
Air date: Oct 8, 1996
5
Air date: Oct 15, 1996
6
Air date: Oct 22, 1996
7
Air date: Oct 29, 1996
8
Air date: Nov 12, 1996
9
Air date: Nov 19, 1996
10
Air date: Nov 26, 1996
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Cast

Roseanne Barr
as Roseanne Conner
John Goodman
as Dan Conner
Michael Fishman
as D.J. Conner
Sara Gilbert
as Darlene
Dann Florek
as Dr. Rudman
Edward Asner
as Lou Grant
Igbal Theba
as Dr. Bakshi
Heather Matarazzo
as D.J.'s Friend
Todd Oldham
as Himself
James Brolin
as Edgar Wellman Jr.
Mary Kay Adams
as Mrs. Barnes
Phil Leeds
as Waiter
Kathleen Freeman
as Seaweed Attendant
Iqbal Theba
as Dr. Bakshi
Veronica Bach
as Mrs. Tate
Bob Rubin
as Avalon
Jonathan Emerson
as Yoga Instructor
Jon Polito
as Mr. Russo
Dot-Marie Jones
as Black Widow
C.D. Labove
as Leonard
Richard Paul
as Billington
Tammy Faye Messner
as Make-up Artist
Teresa Barnwell
as Hillary Clinton
Adilah Barnes
as Anne Marie
Michael Des Barres
as Dr. Phillips
Biff Wiff
as Tyler
Erick Avari
as Prince's Assistant
Ron House
as Werner
Bob Fuller
as Caterer
Robin Leach
as Himself
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News & Interviews for Roseanne: Season 9

Critic Reviews for Roseanne Season 9

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (8)

Roseanne used to tackle issues like homosexuality or race relations with grace. But recently the show has succumbed to ludicrous ratings-pandering gimmicks.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The ninth season of Roseanne was such a mess that everything that happened in it got completely ignored for its brief tenth season and revival in March.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Season nine of Roseanne is like a homunculus of Roseanne Barr's fears and aspirations... It's a portrait of someone on TV who is deeply conflicted about the culture of being on TV, while also frantically trying to stay on TV.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The worst part about the lottery story line? Roseanne became a show that mocked the family we fell in love with.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Season nine was a truly terrible thing to unleash upon a viewing public, let alone one as loyal and committed to a show as its fans were to Roseanne.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Both tossing what made your show work out the window and then telling us after the fact that none of it mattered is damn near unforgivable.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

In part, Roseanne's own success ate away at the show's realistic roots. Like Cher and Madonna, Roseanne became famous for her celebrity.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Working-class through and through, it artfully and sensitively mirrored a segment of society whose full range of emotions had previously been excluded from TV comedies. "Roseanne" never softened edges.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

After a season of seeing the Conners transformed from lovable strivers into insufferable boors, the finale ripped out the rug from under viewers and, in the show's final minutes, told us it had all been a dream.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

This was less a farewell than a Viking funeral, and it was worth trying to remember, even as you stared in slack-jawed astonishment at the burning boats, how much the series had deserved a good send-off.

Nov 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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