“Roseanne” will continue this fall, but without its star, and under a different name.
Last week, ABC announced that it has green lit a spinoff titled “The Conners,” which will feature an entire returning cast except for Roseanne Barr, who will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.
Despite sky-high ratings, the network canceled “Roseanne” after Barr tweeted about former Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett — who is African-American — and compared her to an ape.
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The embattled star spoke out over the weekend for the first time since the incident, telling her friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, that she has “lost everything.”
“I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean,” Barr said. “It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, will reprise their iconic roles in the new show, which will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
“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,” a joint statement from the returning cast members read. “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.”
(H/T: ABC News)