ROSEANNE: Spinoff Without Roseanne Barr Is On

ABC will reboot the recently canceled Roseanne show without Roseanne Barr.

Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf will return this fall in a show called The Conners. Gilbert is expected to anchor the sit-com. Writers haven’t determined how they’ll explain Roseanne’s absence. A death is not out of the question.

ABC quickly fired Roseanne Barr last month following a series of racist tweets. She agreed to forego royalty payments from the spin-off series featuring characters she developed in the ’90s sit-com.

Roseanne Barr said last night in a statement, (quote) “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved.” (The Hollywood Reporter)