- ABC has reportedly been meeting with the producers of “Roseanne” and may announce a spinoff of the show as early as this week.
- The spinoff would star all the cast members of the original show, except Roseanne Barr.
- “Roseanne” crew members have reportedly also turned down jobs elsewhere in the hopes that the show would continue.
- ABC cancelled the show last week after Barr posted a racist tweet about an Obama administration official.
ABC is reportedly planning a spinoff of “Roseanne” starring everyone but Roseanne Barr.
The spinoff will likely take on a different name so that Barr wouldn’t benefit financially from the show as its co-creator.
The show’s crew members have also turned down jobs elsewhere in the hopes that the show would continue on to a second season, TMZ reported.
ABC abruptly cancelled the show last week after Barr, an outspoken advocate for Donald Trump, posted a racist tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
The show’s fans, including Mindy Kaling, have called for a spinoff for the show’s remaining actors. In a series of tweets, which have since been deleted, Barr said she “begged” ABC not to cancel the show and to save other staff members’ jobs.
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John Goodman, one of the stars of “Roseanne,” played down rumours of a spinoff last week, saying: “You’ve heard more than I have.”
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