Roseanne Barr could return with her own spin-off, competing with 'The Connors'
Barr has already admitted to be weighing several opportunities. “I feel very excited because I’ve already been offered so many things,” she said.
Roseanne Barr's distasteful Twitter tirade cost her the popular Ameican sitcom where she played the titular role of Roseanne. Weeks after ABC decided to pull the plug on the show and announced a spinoff without Barr, insiders have now revealed that the actress is preparing for a new show on a competing network.
Barr comparing former Barack Obama adviser - Valerie Jarrett - to an ape had caused the entire country to turn against her and as it turns out, the 65-year-old hasn't entirely given up.
While the original Roseanne show might make a return with a Barr-free spinoff, centering around the character of Darlene Connor, Barr herself is holding meetings with producers and network executives to star in a potential spin-off that could offer quite the competition to The Connors - which is the official one.
“One network has already offered her a very fat contract,” a TV insider told Radar Online. “The money that’s being thrown around is as much as $37 million, and many millions more in international syndication residual payments!” An industry expert also added that Barr's being so passionate about the topic as “she will likely OWN her new show AND all the international syndication rights."
As for Barr, she has already admitted to be weighing several opportunities. “Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen, and I feel very excited because I’ve already been offered so many things,” she said. “I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV, and I might do it.”
And an integral part of her comeback plan happens to be an extremely blunt and explicit interview, that too all with her own self. “After a lot of thought, I decided that I won’t be doing any TV interviews, too stressful & untrustworthy 4 me & my fans,” Barr wrote on Twitter. “I’m going to film it myself & post it on my youtube channel in the next week-the entire explanation of what happened & why!”
Media insiders have also compared the potential of Roseanne's comeback to that of Mel Gibson's. The actor was written off as a disgrace after an anti-Semitic rant during a 2006 traffic stop. However, the 'Braveheart' actor bounced back to an Oscar-nomination for 'Hacksaw Ridge' and has since then appeared in talked about projects like The Expendables 3.
“TV execs know people would tune in to see Roseanne’s return in droves,” a source told Radar Online. “They’re willing to take the criticism if it means big ratings.”
At the same time, there would be significant restrictions too. “She’s facing a ‘one strike and you’re out!’ policy,” the source added. “She’s also been presented with ‘no social media’ clauses. Finally, she needs to go through sensitivity training — even if it’s only for appearances’ sake. If she can handle all those things — she’ll have a deal soon!”