Roseanne Barr has best wishes for cast after 'Roseanne' spin-off takes off without her
Roseanne Barr talks about Roseanne getting a spin-off without her after it is confirmed that the show will still go on.
After ABC announced on Thursday (June 21) a Roseanne spin-off without Roseanne Barr, the actress revealed in a statement to ET that she was alright with the show going forward without her.
"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," she said.
The show has the working title of 'The Conners'. The official statement by ABC read, '''The Conners' (working title), a spinoff of the groundbreaking family comedy 'Roseanne,' has been greenlit to series with an order of 10 episodes for fall 2018." Even though a premiere date is yet to be confirmed, it is expected will have a Tuesday run from 8:00 - 8:30 pm and that the beloved Conners - John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Michael Fishman (D.J.) will all be reprising their roles.
Meanwhile, ABC added that Roseanne will have no "financial or creative involvement" in the project. The upcoming show will deal with topics such as "parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging, and in-laws." In a joint statement, the five returning cast members said that they were overjoyed to see the amount of love and support they have received from people after the show was cancelled.
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts but in the hearts and homes of our audience. We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter," the statement read.
The show was canceled by ABC following Roseanne's tweet that was directed towards former President Barack Obama's aide Valerie Jarrett. In her tweet which has since been deleted, Roseanne said if “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” At that time, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in the network's statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
Ever since this news has come fans have been wondering how the show will showcase the exit of Roseanne's character and many have expressed their thoughts on Twitter.
"How will they explain Rosanne's absence? Was she murdered, died from a heart attack, gone on holidays permanently, go to prison or will they just pretend she never existed," one fan wrote, while another wondered, "They write @therealroseanne off the show by having her get gored by a hippo when she spends the Conner’s tax refund on an expedition to the Rift Valley in a quest for @BarackObama’s real birth records."