Two weeks after its cancellation, Roseanne‘s journey back from the graveyard remains on course, Deadline reports:
The project was pitched to ABC last Monday by the group of executive producers, led by Tom Werner, Sara Gilbert and showrunner Bruce Helford. I hear the meeting went well, with the idea of continuing the show without Barr while keeping the writers and crew employed getting thumbs up by the network. Since then, the matter has been mostly in the hands of the lawyers.
Because of the circumstances under which ABC canceled the Roseanne revival — over a racist tweet by Barr — the network’s executives had made it clear that they would only proceed with a spinoff series if she has absolutely no involvement — creative, financial or any other.
Are you hopeful Roseanne resurrects via a spinoff? Hoping Roseanne stays cancelled in all shapes and forms? Stay tuned…
Donna Hanna says
NO FUCKING WAY ! FUCK SARA GILBERT AND ANY CAST MEMBER THAT JOINS ! WE WILL NOT WATCH FUCK ABC !!!
It’s ridiculous that it was cancelled. She apologized. I will not be watching it, either. They should have kept her on. I didn’t watch it, when it was on years ago, but thought I’d give it a glance. I thought it was rather funny. Without her, the show doesn’t mean much.
I am SO glad that this show has a chance of revival, probably under another name. The cast and the show are so awesome! I really didn’t watch the original show much because of schoolwork and studying, but now that it is on I think it was a really great show with modern themes. Roseanne did apologize! Her whole show shouldn’t have been cancelled in the first place, they could have just written her out of it.
Judith McKenna says
I do not consider what Roseanne said as racist. Planet of the Apes was a movie about intelligent animals who took over. That’s how I read it. Roseannes reference to me called them animals. She has never been a racist. ABC did not expect the show to be a big hit and it was! Sorry for the rest of the cast but ABC is a very liberal station. I will NOT watch any spinoff without Roseanne. ABC wanted the show. To fail and this one silly remark caused the liberals to freak and give them the excuse to cancel they wanted.
Karen Griffin says
what was the sense to say what she did. Does it make any sense at all? She has a big mouth just like her president. People need to keep there mouth shut and do there job They say she has been racist all her life. I quit watching when it was about a muslim family moving next door to her. I thought oh no the is a different time than like All in the Family. You just don’t do this. Time Allen bashed President Obama and lok what happened to him? You can have a good family show without saying these things.
We will NOT watch the new revived version of Rosanne if she is not it it !!!! The show is NOTHING without Rosanne Barr !!!! I’m most sure we’re not the only ones that feel that way !!!!!!!!!! Sorry ABC … you have lost more viewers!!!!!
they had no right to cancel this show when they let those cows on the view spout all their venom about everyone and nothing is done. They will not do this show because Roseanne has a vested interest in it, as in she would get paid for the rights of them using it because she is part owner of the roseanne franchise.
Lorie H. says
ABC has lost another 4 viewers in my household as well. We will stop watching all shows on ABC now. I watched the original Roseanne and the revival. They should not of cancelled Roseanne because of what she said. At the most, she should have been fined or not been in a couple of episodes in the new season or been sent to HR like what happened with Clayne Crawford on Lethal Weapon, except in the end he did get fired and they killed him off! A lot of other people in the world get away with saying a lot more hurtful things and they either get a slap on the wrist or have to pay someone money. And what is freedom of speech all about then, if you can’t say what you want? And it’s not like she said it while she was on set, she was in her own home. The spin off will not make it without her in it. And with the muslim episode that some people didn’t like, why isn’t anyone blaming the writers for what is being said on the show. The writers are the ones that write all the political stuff that the actors have to say on all the tv shows on.
I hope that they do renew it. AND that it fails because none of the conservatives are watching! I dont think one bit that Roseanne was being racist. The Planet of the Apes apes look like masks and Roseanne was making fun of the way the woman looks (which I can see) and NOT comparing her to a monkey because she is black! Which BtW, isn’t obvious. It was mean spirited but Not Racist. Not everything is as liberals would make you believe! Roseanne is a comedian. A comedian that makes fun of people. Lighten up! Now if I thought for one minute it was a racist comment I wouldn’t be taking up for her, but common sense tells you it wasn’t.