ABC announces ‘Roseanne’ spinoff without Roseanne Barr

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Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) ABC will air a new “Roseanne” spinoff 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 spinoff 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 spinoff 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.

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“We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family,” Werner said

ABC will be airing a 10-episode, straight to series order with the working title, “The Conners”, that will follow “the Conner family who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.”

–IANS

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