"The Conners" Cast On What It's Like Filming Without Roseanne Barr

posted by Morgan Cook - 

In May, ABC canceled the series reboot of "Roseanne" after some offensively strange tweets from star Roseanne Barr. When this happened, not many saw a future for the show.

But the network decided that the series could return without it's main character, and that it would...

“It was awkward but not awkward,” Laurie Metcalf, who plays Jackie Harris, told People Magazine about working on the show without Barr. “It was right but not right, wrong but not wrong.”

Well DING-DONG!?! Does anyone know what she means by that?

Anyway, the show is expected to kill off Barr's character and leave the rest of the family to pick-up the pieces after her. Actor John Goodman said that most of the cast members just didn't feel ready to end the series just yet...

“There was a debt owed to this fictional family," he said. "We’ll figure out how to get through this, the family will, everybody will. We want to finish telling this story.”

“Any sadness that we feel over what we’ve lost we’re hopefully channeling in an honest way into the show,” Sarah Gilbert said, who produces the show and plays the character of Darlene Conner. “And our show has always been able to deal with heavy topics, particularly for a sitcom.”

The new show, "The Conners" will return on October 16.

“We all decided as a group to take the risk, knowing that we could be judged by deciding to come back,” Metcalf said.

“But we can create something new from it," John Goodman added. "Let us finish the story on our own terms. Come along with us and see how we do."

Read the full story on Page Six.

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