It’s Official: ‘Roseanne’ Will Return To TV Screens This Fall But Without Roseanne Barr
June 22, 2018 14:25 By Fabiosa
The fate of the famous sitcom Roseanne is finally sealed. The series will return to TV screens but without Roseanne Barr.
‘Roseanne’ returns on TV but without Roseanne Barr
Three weeks after ABC canceled Roseanne for a new season, the studio confirmed the spinoff is in the works.
The executive producer, Tom Werner, announced that the network gave the green light to return the famous show on one condition – Roseanne Barr will leave the series.
Need to remind that ABC canceled Roseanne following Barr’s offensive tweet about Valerie Jarrett. The actress apologized to the studio and Ms. Jarrett in particular and released a series of tweets with excuses, but none of them could change ABC’s decision to cancel the sitcom.
From Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 29, 2018
There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.
This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
Roseanne Barr commented on the show spinoff:
I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from ‘Roseanne’. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.
Most of the cast, including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman, have already agreed to reprise their iconic roles in the show spinoff. Its working title is for now on “The Conners.”
Roseanne spinoff will reportedly premier this fall. Of course, it’s hard to imagine the show without its main character. The good thing is that numerous fans will continue to enjoy the adventures of their favorite Conner family at least for one more season.