ABC won’t leave well enough alone.
Less than a month after cancelling “Roseanne” like Nino because of Roseanne Barr’s egregious racist remarks, the network has announced a spinoff, “The Conners,” featuring the rest of the revival cast.
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.)
In a statement, ABC said:
The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.
Despite being ousted from the show, Roseanne will receive any financial incentives from the spinoff.
In a statement, the comedian and actress said she reached an agreement to save everyone else’s jobs.
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, and I wish the best for everyone involved.
“The Conners” cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman released this joint statement:
We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience.
We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today.
We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.
Are y’all going to watch “The Conners?”