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List of Roseanne Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for Roseanne, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for Roseanne. Staff writers as well as guest writers for Roseanne are included when available, along with more information about each Roseanne writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of Roseanne, then this writing staff from Roseanne should be studied closely.

Carrie Fisher and Joss Whedon are included on this list.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for Roseanne?”
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Allan Katz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, Scorch, Blossom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

Episodes: Blossom Gump, A Kiss is Just a Kiss, Home Movies, Money, Money, + more

Allan Katz (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer, producer, actor, and director. He began his writing career as an advertising copywriter. In 1970 he created the original ...more
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Amy Sherman-Palladino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 53

Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Veronica's Closet, Roseanne, Bunheads, Gilmore Girls

Episodes: The Party's Over, They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?, Lanford Daze, Kill Me Now, + more

Amy Sherman-Palladino (born January 17, 1966) is an American television writer, director, and producer. She is best known as the creator of the dramedy series Gilmore Girls, Bunheads, and The ...more
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Bob Nickman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, According to Jim, The Drew Carey Show, Normal, Ohio, + more

Episodes: Honor Thy Mother, The $10, 000 Gift, Of Mice and Dan, The Christmas Party, + more

Bob Nickman is an American comedian, actor, television producer and television writer. As a television producer/writer, his credits include Mad About You, Freaks and Geeks, Danny, According to ...more
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Bruce Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 58

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Wings, Roseanne, Trauma, The Drew Carey Show, The Defenders, + more

Episodes: Golden Boy, Good Parent, Bad Parent, Airport '90, Crime and Punishment (1), + more

Bruce Rasmussen (born March 18, 1961) is an American television producer and writer. He was supervising producer with the hit TV series Roseanne in 1992, for which he was awarded a Golden Globe, ...more
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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 63

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

Episodes: Arsenic and Old Mom, Paris, October 1916

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, and comedian. Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for ...more

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Cathy Ladman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 60

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, Caroline in the City

Episodes: Ballroom Blitz, Caroline and the Letter (2)

Cathy Ladman is an American stand-up comedian, television writer, and actress. She was featured in her own installment of HBO's One Night Stand comedy series, and has been a guest on The Tonight ...more
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Chuck Lorre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 67

Birthplace: Bethpage, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, + more

Episodes: Castrating Sheep in Montana, It Never Rains in Hooterville, The Infestation Hypothesis, My Tongue is Meat, The Boyfriend Complexity, + more

Chuck Lorre (; born Charles Michael Levine; October 18, 1952) is an American television director, writer, producer, and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has ...more

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Daniel Palladino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Series Written: Roseanne, Who's the Boss?, Bunheads, Cheers, The Sinbad Show, + more

Episodes: It Should've Been Lorelai, Scene in a Mall, A Messenger, Nothing More, One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes, + more

Daniel Palladino is an American television producer, writer, and director. He serves as a producer of the animated sitcom Family Guy. He formerly worked on the television shows Gilmore Girls, ...more
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Danny Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Series Written: Davis Rules, Roseanne, Good Advice, My Sister Sam, Soap, + more

Episodes: Same Time Next Week, Lovers' Lanes, Hot and Cold, Photo Finish, Pilot, + more

Danny Jacobson is a television producer and screenwriter.
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Debbie Kasper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne

Episodes: Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti

Debbie Kasper is a stand-up comedian and writer. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She also wrote for Roseanne during the ninth season of the ...more
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Denise Moss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Series Written: Kim Possible, Roseanne, Frasier, Head of the Class, Murphy Brown, + more

Episodes: Oops!, Brown and Blue, Lunch Stories, Stand on Your Man, Fortysomething, + more

Denise Moss is a television producer and screenwriter.
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Don Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Series Written: Roseanne, The Louie Show, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Dharma & Greg

Episodes: Ixnay on the Oggie Day, It Never Rains in Hooterville, Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous, Educating Dharma (2), + more

Don Foster is a television producer.
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Dusty Kay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Early Edition, Roseanne, Once a Hero, James at 15, Good Times, + more

Episodes: Knocking Heads, Gabe's Story, Things Get Ugly, The Young and the Stoned, Mob Wife, + more

Dusty Kay is a television producer, screenwriter, and an actor.
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Eric Gilliland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Birthplace: USA, Glenview, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, Doogie Howser, M.D.

Episodes: Lies My Father Told Me, It's a Wonderful Laugh

Eric Raymond Gilliland is an American television producer, writer, actor and whistler.
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Garland Testa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Garland Testa

Series Written: Roseanne, King of the Hill

Episodes: Get Your Freak Off, Talking Shop!, Aisle 8A, Night and Deity, What a Day for a Daydream, + more

Garland Testa is a television producer.
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Grace McKeaney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, St. Elsewhere, Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Client, The Education of Max Bickford, + more

Episodes: Damn Yankees, Drive, He Said, How Long Has This Been Going On?, The Egg And I, + more

Grace McKeaney is an American television writer, playwright and educator. She attended Northwestern University and starred as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. ...more
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Janet Leahy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Wings, Roseanne, Major Dad, Grace Under Fire, The Cosby Show, + more

Episodes: The Prom, 27 and Still Cooking, The Locker Room, A New York Yankee In Queen Dana's Court, Getting the Story, + more

Janet Leahy is an American television writer and producer. She has worked in both capacities on the AMC drama series Mad Men and won a WGA Award for her work on the show.
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Jennifer Heath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 64

Series Written: Roseanne, Dave's World, Mr. Rhodes

Episodes: The Halloween Show, Communicable Theater, The Italian Show, The Commercial Show, Tom Moves In, + more

Jennifer Heath is a screenwriter and television producer.
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Joel Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Series Written: Malcolm & Eddie, Roseanne, Life as We Know It, The Jackie Thomas Show, Help Me Help You, + more

Episodes: Vegas, Vegas (2), Perverse Psychology, There's the Rub (2), Ottumwa, + more

Joel Madison is a screenwriter, actor and television producer. He is also a television creative consultant and story editor.
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Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Parenthood, + more

Episodes: Somebody Stole My Gal, A Hole in the World, Becoming, Part One, Nightmares, + more

Joseph Hill Whedon (; born June 23, 1964) is an American producer, director, screenwriter, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of ...more

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Martin Pasko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 61

Series Written: Roseanne, Max Headroom, Batman: The Animated Series, The Twilight Zone, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, + more

Episodes: The Tick vs. The Breadmaster, Happy Birthday, Buck, The New Secretary, Worlds Without End (2), + more

Martin Pasko is a screenwriter.
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Matt Berry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 45

Birthplace: Bromham, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Series Written: Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Ellen, Desperate Housewives, Reba

Episodes: We're Going to Disney World (1), Being Alive, Diamond Jim Brady, As We Forgive Those..., Smiles of a Summer Night, + more

Matthew Charles Berry (born 2 May 1974) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He has appeared in comedy series such as The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, ...more

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Matt Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Roseanne Writers
Age: 51

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, The Cosby Show, Home Improvement, Soul Man, A Different World, + more

Episodes: The Prototype, Pilot, I Know That You Know, Vanessa's New Class, Urges and Lies, + more

Matt Williams (born 1951-1952) is an American television producer and television writer. Williams, whose birth name is Mark, is a graduate of the University of Evansville and did post-graduate ...more
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Maxine Lapiduss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Roseanne, Ellen, Home Improvement, The Crew, Charles in Charge, + more

Episodes: Around the World in 80 Ways (The T & A of PSA?), Less is More, Tolerate Thy Neighbor, You're Driving Me Crazy, You're Driving Me Nuts, + more

Maxine Lapiduss is an American comedian-singer, television comedy writer, director, producer, entrepreneur, and branding strategist. She is the co-founder and CEO of Storyverse Studios, an ...more
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Michael Borkow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Roseanne Writers

Series Written: Roseanne, Flying Blind, Malcolm in the Middle, Quintuplets, Joey, + more

Episodes: Joey and the Spanking, Baby (2), Sisters, The One Where Ross Finds Out, The One After the Superbowl, + more

Michael Borkow is a television producer and screenwriter.