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Roseanne

OCTOBER 26TH
ALL DAY LONG

Laurie Metcalf

Jackie Harris

Laurie Metcalf is probably best known as the relationship-challenged Jackie Harris (a role that won her three Emmy Awards) on Roseanne, but her acting career began many years prior as one of the founding members of Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre. It was there she first worked with such fine actors as John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. She later earned kudos in the Broadway production of David Mamet's "November," and in 2009, she signed on to perform in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Bound for Broadway."

Metcalf made her film debut as Rosanna Arquette's sister-in-law in the 1985 cult film Desperately Seeking Susan. She has since appeared in the films Stop-Loss and Georgia Rule, and her easy-going affability has brought her equal success on TV, where her extensive resume includes The Big Bang Theory (with former Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki), Easy Money, Desperate Housewives and Third Rock from the Sun.

Fun fact: Metcalf's daughter Zoe played "Young Jackie Harris" when Roseanne featured flash-back episodes.

Character Bio

Poor, poor Jackie. Not only doesn't she know what career path to follow (assembly line worker at Wellman Plastics, long haul trucker, police officer, masseuse), she doesn't seem to have much luck with men, either. A long line of suitors (some with names like Booker, Fisher etc.) move in and out of her life like ships in a port.

Though she's as headstrong as Roseanne, Jackie lacks the street smarts of her big sister. Abusive relationships (both verbal and physical) and a lot of heartache are the result. Some of her troubles in life can clearly be traced to the bizarre relationship Jackie has with her parents: Her father was a physical abuser whose death is cause for morbid celebration, and her mother is a passive-aggressive emotional wreck. But her salvation, on a daily basis, is her big sister; it's Roseanne who guides her through the obstacle course of life.

One thing Jackie does enjoy is the sport of "mother-baiting" – she'll do her best to get mom Bev's goat. She prefers doing it in person, telling her mother she's pregnant and plans to raise the child as a single mom. If that's not possible, a telephone call ending with the simple words "Bite me" will also do in a pinch.

Roseanne TV Schedule

Saturday
October 25
2:24pm
Second Time Around
Dan's near-fatal accident at work makes D.J. follow him obsessively. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-G
3:00pm
Dances With Darlene
Roseanne tries to convince Darlene to wear something feminine to a big school dance. Guest Star: Martin Mull,
TV-G
3:36pm
Scenes from a Barbecue
The Connors celebrate Mother's Day with a barbecue with Roseanne's feisty grandmother. Guest Star: Shelley Winters, Tom Arnold
TV-G
Sunday
October 26
6:00am
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
6:36am
Trick or Treat
Roseanne plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-PG
7:12am
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Roseanne comes unglued thinking that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for a Hallowe'en prank. Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, George Clooney
TV-G
7:48am
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
8:24am
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
9:00am
Skeleton in the Closet
Leon outdoes himself hosting a Halloween soire with the Lunch Box clan and a bevy of his gay friends.
TV-PG
9:36am
Halloween - The Final Chapter
Roseanne reigns as "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. Guest Star: Ed McMahon
TV-G
10:12am
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
10:48am
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
11:24am
Trick or Treat
Roseanne plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-PG
12:00pm
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Roseanne comes unglued thinking that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for a Hallowe'en prank. Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, George Clooney
TV-G
12:36pm
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
1:12pm
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
1:48pm
Halloween - The Final Chapter
Roseanne reigns as "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. Guest Star: Ed McMahon
TV-G
2:24pm
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
3:00pm
Skeleton in the Closet
Leon outdoes himself hosting a Halloween soire with the Lunch Box clan and a bevy of his gay friends.
TV-PG
3:30pm
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Trick or Treat
Roseanne plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-PG
4:30pm
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Roseanne comes unglued thinking that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for a Hallowe'en prank. Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, George Clooney
TV-G
5:00pm
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
5:30pm
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
Tuesday
October 28
2:36am
A Bitter Pill to Swallow
Roseanne is stunned when Becky asks for advice about birth control.
TV-PG
3:12am
Take My Bike...Please!
Roseanne and Dan open Lanford Custom Cycles, but selling a bike proves an exhausting challenge. Guest Star: Martin Mull
TV-G