The March revival of hit 1990s television comedy "Roseanne" will show how a politically divided, working-class American family grapples with daily life and challenges after the election of US President Donald Trump, the show's stars said on Monday.
"I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn't, so it's just realistic", she told journalists at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Barr echoed this, saying that in the reboot she sought to address "polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American".
And while Roseanne is personally a Trump supporter, she has chosen to also make her TV alter-ego a Donald fan - for one VERY particular reason. "No one is brainwashed into agreeing 100 percent with a anyone".
Regular working class Americans are coming back to primetime TV and there's nothing liberals can do about it.
"There is no agenda on anybody's part but to get honest feelings out there within a family that's relateable", executive producer Bruce Helford said.
"I said it, and I'll say again, my show has always been. I think that's a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".
After all, as Darlene actress and Roseanne E.P. Sara Gilbert put it, "This is a time when our country is divided".
"I've always tried to have (the show) be a true reflection of the society we live in", Barr said Monday.
"I love Oprah, like everybody else", she said.
Roseanne Barr's own political beliefs have been very well-documented, and at TCA today there was an at-times passionate discussion about politics.
"I'm not a Trump apologist", she continued.
"I'm kinda known for creating some great drama", Barr said, with Goodman replying, "Yeah, not the kind you get awards for".
But the question took on a weird metatextual significance when you consider that Barr herself is one of the president's foremost celebrity supporters, to the degree that she says her children took her Twitter away from her so as not to have her public proclamations overshadowing the return of the show.