NEW YORK (AP) — The 10.5 million people who tuned in to ABC to watch the premiere of ABC's sitcom "The Conners" is a classic half-full, half-empty story.
The Conners uses the death of Roseanne Conner to highlight a major problem affecting many Americans.
ABC did “the worst thing they could have possibly done to me…to fire me from my own show,” Roseanne Barr complained to Vice in an interview it’s airing tonight right before ABC’s unveiling of The Conners . In a pre-taped interview airing on HBO, Barr paints herself as a victim, describing to Vice the “emotional and psychological impact of going from stratospheric stardom to being completely de-platformed,” as Vice put it. "I don’t keep in touch with anyone on the show. I…
“South Park” had to send Mr. Hankey to the racist and bigoted place he belongs, which turned out to be “The Simpsons” — and they even trolled Roseanne Barr along the way.
Even viewers who have watched "Roseanne" from its 1988 premiere are curious about exactly what "The Conners" will be like.
The list of famous faces appearing on ABC’s upcoming Roseanne spinoff keeps getting, ahem, longer. TVLine has confirmed that Justin Long (New Girl) will recur on The Conners as Neil, a love interest for none other than Sara Gilbert’s Darlene. As previously reported, Darlene’s ex-husband David (played by The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki) will […]
The ousted TV star also says she initially thought her tweet was "a good one."
John Goodman previously broke the news that Barr's character would be killed off the series when it returns this fall under a new title.
The Conners will look a little different when the Roseanne spinoff premieres next month — and we’re not referring to the absence of the franchise’s titular matriarch. Mindy Project vet Xosha Roquemore, who portrayed DJ’s wife Geena in last season’s Roseanne revival, will not be returning for the ABC offshoot. The role will now be played by […]
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Roseanne Barr says she will "go to Israel for a few months" to avoid being in her home country when the spin-off show of her cancelled comedy airs in the US. Barr was the co-creator and star of Roseanne, the wildly successful sitcom about a working class family in Illinois which enjoyed a record-breaking revamp earlier this year after originally finishing in 1997. However, when Barr posted a series of racist comments on Twitter, network ABC decided to cancel the show immediately, putting Roseanne's cast, crew and writers at risk of losing their jobs. A spin-off called The Conners has been hastily written and filmed to air later this year in an attempt to save the employment of the people who worked on the show and the lucrative advertising revenue it brought to ABC. The Conners Barr, however, has not been involved in The Conners' creation. In a new podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Barr said she wishes no ill towards the spin-off, but also did not want to watch it or see any of the commentary surrounding it. "I'm not going to curse it or bless it," she said. "I'm staying neutral. That's what I do. I'm staying neutral. I'm staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone and I don't wish good for my enemies. I don't. I can't. I just stay neutral." She added that she may well go to Israel "for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that's where I'm going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers." Barr continued, suggesting she would leave Hollywood entirely: "I don't like Hollywood. I'm leaving California because I'm sure it's going to fall into the sea soon." A teaser trailer for The Conners was released over the weekend, along with first images in which Barr was noticeably absent. In an interview with The Times, John Goodman, who played Roseanne's husband Dan on the show, suggested that Barr's character may have been killed off: "I guess he’ll [Dan Conner] be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
Just hours after releasing a first-look photo as production begins on The Conners , ABC's spinoff of its revived-then-canceled comedy hit Roseanne, the network has unveiled the show’s first teaser. Set to Carly Simon’s “Anticipation,” the 15-second video has no dialogue and no characters, just an empty couch that sits in the Conners living room. As the camera zooms in, the words “What’s Next?” are super-imposed on the screen followed by The Conners logo and premiere date…
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey talked for the first time about her decision to cancel TV's top comedy "Roseanne." She says she had prior "conversations" with Barr about the things she was putting on Twitter.