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 […]
Norm Macdonald's way of handling a controversy appears to be by creating a new one.
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.”
A handful of YouTube commenters don't think Morgan Freeman should've been cast in a "white" role, while others are upset that he wasn't replaced after sexual-harassment allegations were made against him.
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.
Roseanne Barr joined Sean Hannity and attempted to apologize directly to Valerie Jarrett for her controversial tweet, then mocked the former Obama adviser's hair.
Roseanne Barr is coming back to primetime… just not on ABC. The former Roseanne star will sit down with Fox News host Sean Hannity this week for her first TV interview since being fired from her namesake show, the network announced on Tuesday. The interview will begin on Thursday’s Hannity at 9/8c, and continue on […]
Roseanne Barr calls 'em as she seems 'em, and she’s calling the support for fired “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn a double standard.
Roseanne Barr's show was canceled after she wrote a tweet making a "Planet of the Apes" reference about the former Obama adviser. Now she's saying she didn't know Valerie Jarrett was black.
The disgraced actress claims to be fielding numerous offers in a new interview.
The comedian, whose ABC series "Roseanne" was cancelled in May after a racist remark on Twitter, told her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in a new podcast she is already considering a new offer to come back to TV. Barr spoke to Boteach on Wednesday, but the podcast -- the second she's recorded with the rabbi since the show's cancellation -- was released on Saturday night. Barr did not specify any further details about the offers she's received to return to the airwaves.
It’s official: ABC has given a 10-episode series order to The Conners (working title), a spinoff of Roseanne, for fall 2018. The spinoff will take over the Tuesday 8 PM slot on the ABC schedule that was vacated when Roseanne was suddenly canceled following a controversial tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr. ( Roseanne ‘s order had been for 13 episodes.) Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series after reaching a settlement with…
Roseanne Barr says she’s “developed a bit of palsy” in her head and hands over the stress she’s been living through, referring to the cancellation of ABC’s “Roseanne” revival and the very public fallout from her nasty tweet about Valerie Jarrett. It was about anti-semitism.