ABC Announces ‘Roseanne Spinoff’ Without Barr Attached, ‘The Conners’

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ABC has finally confirmed their next move following the cancelation of ‘Roseanne’ last month. It has now been revealed that the network will bring Roseanne’s cast back without Roseanne Barr, to continue the story of ‘the Conner’ family. It was also noted that Barr, who through legal agreement has creative rights over her character and name; will not be involved in the new spinoff financially or creatively. If you can recall, this whole thing started when Roseanne decided to Tweet out a racist remark she claimed was only a joke. What do you think about ABC’s decision?

Weeks after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne, ABC is officially moving forward with a spinoff of TV’s current No. 1 series — without controversial star Roseanne Barr. Following aggressive talks with exec producer Tom Werner, the Disney-owned broadcaster has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Roseanne spinoff The Conners (working title). The new take, which will also be a multi-camera comedy and premiere in the fall, will follow the Conner family who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. ABC stressed in its announcement Thursday that former star Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series. Werner and Barr reached an agreement that will allow Werner Entertainment to produce the spinoff for ABC without Barr’s further creative or financial participation.

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