'Roseanne' Spinoff 'The Conners' Headed to ABC Without Roseanne Barr

23 June, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • ABC to bring back ‘Roseanne’ without Barr after show’s star booted for racist tweet

The Conner family is headed back to television, albeit without the Roseanne Barr.

The new show, with a working title 'The Conners, ' will premier in fall 2018.

While Barr's absence will certainly loom large over the forthcoming spinoff, the series will not feature the embattled star, whose May tweets led to her dismissal and her famed sitcom's cancellation. As you can see.it's a pretty happy invite.

Tom Werner, executive producer of the original series and the revival, said in the statement that he was grateful to reach the deal to keep the team working "as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family". Our sources say several crew members have signed back on and are excited to return.to a fresh start.

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It's unclear if the show will address Barr's disappearance in "The Connors".

Filming is expected to begin in late August/early September.

"The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago", ABC said, a nod to the unusual portrayal of a blue-collar family on TV.

ABC also put out a statement about the new show, saying, "The Conners' stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love".

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Roseanne Barr has officially said goodbye to ABC, making the change official by a major Twitter profile shakeup on the same day that ABC announced that it had given the ok for new spinoff series The Conners.

ABC canceled the ratings-smashing sitcom "Roseanne" two months after its return to television, after the show's star was sacked for tweeting a racially-charged insult at a former Obama official.

In a joint statement, the announced cast members of the spinoff said they have received a "tremendous amount of support" from fans. ABC insisted that the comic receive no financial benefit from a spinoff.

After the cancellation, Barr tweeted that she was "so sick" that Goodman and Metcalf - "two of the greatest actors in the world" - had lost their jobs. Even before ABC's official announcement, Twitter users were mockingly speculating as to how the show might rid itself of the character of Roseanne Conner. In 2013, Barr on Twitter compared former US ambassador to the United Nations and national security advisor Susan Rice, also African American, to an ape.

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