ABC & ‘Roseanne’ Producers Discuss Possibility Of Reboot Focused On Darlene
Reportedly, ABC favors the idea too, as to salvage the many jobs lost due to the abrupt cancellation of the show. Gilbert has apparently been calling her other cast members to discuss the proposal.
In response to the Twitter scandal and its outcome, Gilbert wanted to make sure to detach Barr’s beliefs from those of the entire cast.
“This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member,” Gilbert said.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that ABC wanted ideas for a spinoff show to not include Barr, nor could she financially benefit from it.
However, there’s still the possibility that ABC won’t pick up a Roseanne spinoff series. The network has already removed everything to do with the number one show from its website. Additionally, many streaming services such as Hulu and TV Land have discarded the series.
Although the eleventh season has been canceled, actors Sara Gilbert, Dan Goodman and Laurie Metcalf expect to be paid for at least ten of the 13 episodes ($300,000 per episode). Yet, the compensation for the writing staff and showrunner remains unsettled.
On Wednesday, the President of the Disney-ABC network Ben Sherwood apologized to the now-unemployed Roseanne staff.
“We’re so sorry they were swept up in all of this and we give thanks to their remarkable talents, wish them well and hope to find another way to work together down the road,” he said.
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