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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 (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 award-winning...  more
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    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenVeronica's Closet, Roseanne, Bunheads, Gilmore Girls

    EpisodesThe Party's Over, They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?, Lanford Daze, Kill Me Now

    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 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 Jim,...  more
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    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenWings, Roseanne, Trauma, The Drew Carey Show, The Defenders

    EpisodesGolden Boy, Good Parent, Bad Parent, Airport '90, Crime and Punishment (1)

    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, a...  more
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    BirthplaceBurbank, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenRoseanne, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

    EpisodesArsenic 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 which she...  more

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    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenRoseanne, Caroline in the City

    EpisodesBallroom 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 Show...  more
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    BirthplaceBethpage, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenRoseanne, Grace Under Fire, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly

    EpisodesCastrating Sheep in Montana, It Never Rains in Hooterville, The Infestation Hypothesis, My Tongue is Meat, The Boyfriend Complexity

    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 created and...  more

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    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, The...  more
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    Danny Jacobson is a television producer and screenwriter....  more
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    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 a television producer and screenwriter....  more
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    Don Foster is a television producer....  more
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    Dusty Kay

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenEarly Edition, Roseanne, Once a Hero, James at 15, Good Times

    EpisodesKnocking Heads, Gabe's Story, Things Get Ugly, The Young and the Stoned, Mob Wife

    Dusty Kay is a television producer, screenwriter, and an actor....  more
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    Eric Raymond Gilliland is an American television producer, writer, actor and whistler....  more
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    Garland Testa

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    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. She...  more
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    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....  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenRoseanne, Dave's World, Mr. Rhodes

    EpisodesThe Halloween Show, Communicable Theater, The Italian Show, The Commercial Show, Tom Moves In

    Jennifer Heath is a screenwriter and television producer....  more
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    Joel Madison is a screenwriter, actor and television producer. He is also a television creative consultant and story editor....  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenRoseanne, Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Parenthood

    EpisodesSomebody Stole My Gal, A Hole in the World, Becoming, Part One, Nightmares

    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 Bellwether...  more

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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Series WrittenRoseanne, Max Headroom, Batman: The Animated Series, The Twilight Zone, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    EpisodesThe Tick vs. The Breadmaster, Happy Birthday, Buck, The New Secretary, Worlds Without End (2)

    Martin Pasko is a screenwriter....  more
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    Matt Berry

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceBromham, Bedfordshire, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Series WrittenRoseanne, Grace Under Fire, Ellen, Desperate Housewives, Reba

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

    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, Snuff...  more

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    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenRoseanne, The Cosby Show, Home Improvement, Soul Man, A Different World

    EpisodesThe Prototype, Pilot, I Know That You Know, Vanessa's New Class, Urges and Lies

    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 work...  more
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    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 a television producer and screenwriter....  more