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Social media seems split over “Roseanne” being brought back without its star, Roseanne Barr. roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
ABC announced Thursday that the reboot was being revived minus Barr, who was fired after she posted a series of racist tweets.
“The Conners” is the working title of the new sitcom, which is being billed as a spin-off of “Roseanne.”
‘The Conners’ is happening, without Roseanne Barr, ABC says
The series was canceled last month after Barr’s controversial Twitter behavior.
That meant a loss of jobs for the more than 200 people employed by the production, which was preparing to enter its second season.
Some tweeted their support of the move. roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
Hearing about the #Roseanne reboot is the best news!!
— Dawn Henaghan (@lippyhousewife) June 22, 2018
Wrong I'm going to watch every episode of the non Roseanne show twice now
— and I want my scalps (@FatherMoppet) June 22, 2018
Wow, just read about the “conners” getting a show next year and leaving Roseanne in the dust. It’s really happening.
— Leslie (@leslieinfl) June 22, 2018
Lowkey excited about the #roseanne reboot. Wonder how it will be w/out her though. The last season was no where near as good as the original, so we'll see
— Ashley HallinanCecil (@ashleyrebekkah) June 22, 2018
“Hearing about the #Roseanne reboot is the best news!!,” one person tweeted.
But others believe there is no show without Barr and some used #istandwithroseanne and #standwithroseanne to express their support. roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
Roseanne without Roseanne is like the Apprentice without Donald Trump…
— 🇺🇸CHIZ (@CHIZMAGA) June 22, 2018
@therealroseanne Ha ha ABC is wasting their money. They are doomed before they even start it. I have been reading..NO ONE is going to watch it. To all the rest of the actors on the show, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Roseanne Barr MADE YOU ALL. Without her you are nothing.
— Kathy Malaspina (@malaspina_kathy) June 22, 2018
So a #Roseanne spin off @ABCNetwork without @therealroseanne I’m sorry but Roseanne without Roseanne is just not appealing. She’s apologised get over it and give her the show back. #TheConnors will not work without the leading lady. #StandWithRoseanne
— Charlie (@ItsCharlieYall) June 22, 2018
It’s funny that you think you’ll be getting the same views without @therealroseanne! What were they again? Oh right 17.8 million. Good luck with that! I won’t be tuning in! I don’t like Trump or anything he stands for but #IStandWithRoseanne
— Jαѕon Serson (@JasonSerson) June 22, 2018
“Roseanne without Roseanne is like the Apprentice without Donald Trump…It sucks!,” one tweet read
Co-stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert have agreed to continue on with the series. roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
Roseanne Is Coming Back to ABC Without Roseanne
ou know how the old saying goes, “Even when there’s a racist in the midst, the show must go on?” That’s not the exact phrasing, but nevertheless, ABC wasn’t ready to let go of the ratings juggernaut it had in Roseanne. The series will be reworked for the upcoming television season under the title of The Conners, including all of the season’s original mainstays, except for Roseanne Barr. roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
The decision comes after the show’s original cancellation a few weeks ago following a tweet from Roseanne Barr, in which she compared former Obama White House aide Valerie Jarrett to a character from Planet of the Apes. ABC programming president Channing Dungey slammed Barr’s comments the following day. The reboot’s success was undeniable though, regularly performing at the top of its time slot. As reported by Buzzfeed, the cancellation could have cost ABC as much as $100 million in ad revenue. That’s enough money to reconsider a cancelled series tied to a known racist and conspiracy theorist, no matter the ethics behind it.
The Conners will follow the original characters as “a sudden turn of events” changes the face of the Conner family. As the reboot’s first season ended, Roseanne was going into surgery for knee trouble following a miraculous recovery from opioid addiction. This sudden plot shift almost guarantees that the Conner matriarch will die in the reboot’s reworking, as all original characters are slated to return. roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
Barr, who is not involved in The Conners, issued a joint statement with the production company behind Roseanne, saying, “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne.
Following the original blow up regarding Jarrett, Barr’s track record has been spotty at best. After issuing an initial apology, she has retweeted numerous accounts who have supported her original racist comments. She has also followed up with several tweets explaining away that intent of her original tweet about Jarrett was not racist.
The new series, which will fill the original Tuesday slot reserved for Roseanne, will round out ABC’s fall comedy line up. The original 13-episode order has been pared down to 10. Tom Werner, of Carsey-Werner (the production company that produced Roseanne), added onto Barr’s statement, saying, “We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family.” roseanne barr settlement, roseanne episode without roseanne, roseanne racist tweet what did she say
So there you have it. Pizzagate tweets and racist proclamations be damned, The Conners will live to see another day. Their matriarch (and that poorly addressed original series finale) however? Well, they’ll just have to exist in that place where television tropes and faux opioid addictions go to die.