A Roseanne Spin-off Is Headed to ABC without Roseanne. Get ready for "The Conners", a Roseanne spin-off that has been picked up by ABC. The whole cast of Roseanne is slated to be in it except for Roseanne herself.
In a joint statement, Mr. Goodman, Ms. Gilbert, Ms. Metcalf and fellow cast members Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman says
“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.
“We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today,” the statement continued. “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.”
Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series, according to the network. Roseanne was canceled last month by ABC after Barr tweeted racist remarks about former Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett, who is African-America, and compared her to an ape. Will you watch this without Roseanne Barr in it? Do you think Roseanne is being demonized by the network and the other members of the cast? Do you think it will do as well as the original?