ABC picks up Roseanne spinoff The Conners with John Goodman & more

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However, ABC has announced that the network has picked up a Roseanne spinoff that will debut later this year.

Tom Werner and Roseanne Barr have reached an agreement that will allow Werner Entertainment to produce a spinoff of the Roseanne series for ABC without Barr's further creative or financial participation. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Barr will keep all rights to the "Roseanne Conner" character, any future spin-offs past The Conners or any future reboots of the original Roseanne show.

Barr said in a statement to The Associated Press that she settled to relinquish any money-making opportunities with ABC to save jobs for the cast and crew of "Roseanne". The main cast aside from Barr will be returning to the show, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, and Lecy Goranson.

After getting the chance last season to tell stories about challenges facing working-class family, they're glad to "continue to share those stories through love and laughter", the actors said.

Journalist based in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose work has appeared in The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, and more. ABC ordered ten episodes of the new show.

Just a few weeks after canceling "Roseanne" after the show's star Roseanne Barr posted racist and weird tweets, ABC says it is keeping the show alive - without Barr.

We'll soon learn how crucial Roseanne was to the Conner household.

"The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago", the network said.

The stars of the forthcoming spinoff have released a statement regarding ABC's decision to green light the series.

What did Barr say about the spinoff?

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", read a statement from ABC after the tweet.

Some have wondered whether Barr could still benefit from The Conners, despite ABC's assurances. She later deleted the tweet and apologized. The week that the new iteration of "Roseanne" premiered, Barr made false statements on Twitter accusing mass-shooting survivor David Hogg of delivering a Nazi salute at an anti-gun violence rally. Barr was featured prominently last month at the network's joint upfront presentation with cable channel Freeform, where she introduced Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood.

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