'The Conners': John Goodman commends Roseanne Barr for giving up a lot to make 'Roseanne' spin-off happen

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, Goodman took to complimenting Barr for denouncing her financial stake in the Roseanne franchise.


                            'The Conners': John Goodman commends Roseanne Barr for giving up a lot to make 'Roseanne' spin-off happen

Roseanne Barr might have sabotaged her own career with regards to the reboot of her highly popular ABC sitcom, 'Roseanne', where she played the titular character, but her on-screen husband from the show, John Goodman, seems to have only positive things to share about her. According to Goodman, the very reason behind ABC's upcoming spin-off on Roseanne, called 'The Conners' speaks volumes about the positive perks in Barr's character.

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, Goodman took to complimenting Barr for denouncing her financial stake in the Roseanne franchise just so the spin-off could be created even after she was fired by ABC for her distasteful racist comments towards former Obama advisor, Valerie Jett. 

(L-R) Actors John Goodman and Roseanne Barr speak during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City.
(L-R) Actors John Goodman and Roseanne Barr speak during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City.

“She gave up a lot for us to be able to do this show, and I can’t thank her enough,” Goodman said in the interview also adding that it was  “very weird doing the first show without her because she’s my buddy.”

 

Even though Goodman did not share with Kimmel how the upcoming spin-off, The Conners is going to address Barr's absence from the show, some details about the character's exit have already been revealed. In a previous interview back in August, Goodman had hinted as the character of Roseanne - aka The Conners matriarch - being killed off for the spin-off's storyline. “I guess [Dan]’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” he had mentioned at the time, and Barr herself had gone on to confirm that her character would die of an off-screen opioid overdose. She had described her character's fate as “cynical and horrible.”

(L-R) Actors Michael Fishman, Sarah Chalke, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, SiriusXM host Sandra Bernhard and Lecy Goranson pose for photos during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City.
(L-R) Actors Michael Fishman, Sarah Chalke, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, SiriusXM host Sandra Bernhard and Lecy Goranson pose for photos during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City.

However, in his late-night interview, Goodman mentioned that Barr “is missed, definitely,” and insisted that the Conners will be essentially “the same family, minus Mom.” The Conners premieres Tuesday, October 16, at 8/7c on ABC.