ABC announces 'Roseanne' spinoff without Roseanne Barr
Los Angeles: ABC will air a new 'Roseanne' spin-off series tentatively called 'The Conners' without Roseanne Barr, the network has announced.
Three weeks after ABC cancelled the Roseanne reboot following series creator and star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, the network has greenlit the spin-off with the return of John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, reports people.com.
"Tom Werner and Roseanne Barr have reached an agreement that will allow Werner Entertainment to produce a spin-off of the Roseanne series for ABC without Barr's further creative or financial participation," a joint statement from executive producer Tom Werner and Barr read.
"I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. 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," Barr said in a statement."