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‘Roseanne’ cast holds emergency meeting to discuss spin-off show without Roseanne Barr

Almost all of Barr's cast mates have distanced themselves from her after her racist Twitter post on Tuesday night.
UPDATED JAN 30, 2020
Cast and crew of 'Roseanne' (Source: Getty Images)
Cast and crew of 'Roseanne' (Source: Getty Images)

When Roseanne Barr, the star of ABC's 'Roseanne,' tweeted a racist rant about former US President Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is black, the network fired her.

Unfortunately, everyone else on the production also lost their jobs when the show itself got canceled.  

Even though nearly everyone who worked with Barr on the show distanced themselves from her "abhorrent" comments, they still had to pay the price for being professionally associated with her. 

While most of them were willing to quit the show on principle, they were quite disheartened at the thought of disappointing their loyal fans.

ABC is looking at creating a spin-off for 'Roseanne' sans Roseanne barr (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

As Sara Gilbert, who plays Roseanne's on-screen daughter Darlene on the show tweeted, "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." 

This is a sentiment that many fans of the show and even other cast members seem to share, which is why a spin-off show of the series, that does not involve Roseanne may be in the works.

According to EW, ABC may not have completely washed their hands off the Bonners.  

After all, the show featured some of the most brilliant actors of our time – including Sara, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf. Moreover, the show was supposed to be renewed for yet another season, which means a slot is open for it.  

While various options are being considered, reportedly one of the main hindrances facing them is the fact that Roseanne had created the show, and she was a chief participant in conceiving the other characters on the show. If the show were to continue without the family matriarch, Roseanne would still benefit from it financially.  

One of the options ABC has is to create a new show altogether by just retaining the amazing actors. According to the show's executive producer Dave Caplan, along with a bunch of writers and EPs Bruce Helford and Bruce Rasmussen are staying on at ABC.  

Surely, they can whip up a good script for yet another success story that would give the innocent bystanders of Barr's tirade a fair trade.