ABC has confirmed that the Roseanne spinoff is happening, and that Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and John Goodman are on board. As expected, Barr will not be involved in the show and will not receive profits- if there are any- from the reboot-spinoff. Reportedly Roseanne agreed to a non-participation agreement in exchange for an undisclosed settlement from the network. Barr said she settled to save the jobs of the cast and crew. About 200 people lost out on a second season.
‘I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne,’ she said in a statement. ‘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 returning stars released a joint statement saying that they came back last season because they wanted to “tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today.” They added that they are so happy to have the chance to continue to tell those stories. All of the stars will continue at the same salaries they were to receive for the “original reboot”- which Deadline.com is reporting at $300,000.
The series will be called The Connors.
This leaves the door open for a post-banishment Roseanne return somewhere down the line. It remains to be seen whether anyone will care.
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