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'Roseanne' spinoff to move ahead without Roseanne Barr: report

"Roseanne" might be getting a spinoff based on Sara Gilbert's character but only if all ties can be broken with Roseanne Barr.


Emily Treadgold


Roseanne Barr agreed to leave her show to pave the way for a proposed Roseanne spinoff for the rest of the cast.

 

Her racist tweet got the show, and now she will not be involved financially or creatively in the spinoff centered around Sara Gilbert's character Darlene Conner.

 

The Hollywood Reporter said that John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf are tentatively on board and will probably get the same fee that was in talks for a second season.

I would like to say this has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say Im proud of the show we made. The show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion and its sad to see it end in this way.

For the spinoff to happen, Barr would have to waive her rights to benefit from the spinoff, but she would probably receive a one-time payment to cut off all ties from the show.

 

Gilbert said she was sad for the cancellation of the show but stands behind the network's decision.

 

"I would like to say this has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this," she previously tweeted. "I will say Im proud of the show we made. The show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion and its sad to see it end in this way."

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