It’s Happening! They’re Carrying On “Roseanne” Without The Star – Fans Outraged [Video]

June 23, 2018
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ABC Ordered A Roseanne Spinoff Called ‘The Connors’ But Left The Star Of The Show Out

Roseanne Barr was driven through the social media mud after her comments about, former Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett’s appearance. Barr originally tweeted that Jarrett looked like “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby”. The star apologized for her tweet but it looks like the show is back on – this time without her and the classic namesake.

According to New York Times, the show brought in an estimated $45 million of advertising revenue for ABC this year, and the network likely would have collected more than $60 million next season. So, of course, they want to bring that cash-cow home. Question is – will anyone actually watch it?

As Written By Variety:

ABC has given a series order to “The Conners,” a spinoff starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman. Not part of the new series will be Roseanne Barr, who played the matriarch on the long-running and recently revived — and more recently canceled — multi-camera comedy. Barr will, according to ABC, have no financial or creative involvement in the spinoff.

“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from ‘Roseanne,’” Barr said in a statement. “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.”

“The Conners” is slated to debut this fall and take over the 8 p.m. Tuesday time period that “Roseanne” had been slated to occupy until the show was abruptly canceled last month in response to a racist statement made on Twitter by Barr. Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced at a later date.

Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez will serve as executive producers on the spinoff, which hails from Werner Entertainment.

“We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family,” Werner said in a statement.

“The Conners” is currently a working title for the spinoff, which has been given a 10-episode order. It is not known how Barr’s character will be written off the show.

“The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement.

You Can Read More Here: ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Ordered by ABC

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