ABC had a hit show on their hands and they threw it all away over a stupid tweet. Now they think they can lure back the same viewers by bringing the show back without Roseanne Barr. It’s not going to happen. This show will not last long.
The Hill reports:
ABC announces ‘Roseanne’ spinoff without Roseanne Barr
ABC announced Thursday that it has picked up a spinoff of “Roseanne” but it will not feature the show’s star, Roseanne Barr.
“The Conners,” which is the spinoff’s working title, will premier in the fall with 10 episodes, according to an announcement from ABC Entertainment.
The show will follow the Conner family and will feature former “Roseanne” castmembers John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman.
“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 cast said in a statement.
The announcement comes less than a month after the “Roseanne” reboot was canceled after Barr made a racist comment about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.
ABC Entertainment said Barr will not have any role in the new show.
This will go down as one of the greatest blunders in entertainment history. They never should have scrapped the show over a tweet. They’ll never get that magic back again.