Roseanne cast

ABC News has announced plans to move forward with a 'Roseanne' spinoff series without the show's fiery superstar Roseanne Barr.

The new spinoff, titled "The Conners" will center around daughter Darlene Conner, played by openly lesbian actress Sara Gilbert, 43.

The spinoff will feature the Roseanne revival cast as a modern working class family with their own take on progressive left-wing social issues. The series features a black grandchild and a cross-dressing boy.

Original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will also reprise their characters in the new series.

ABC has ordered 10 episodes of the series to take over the Tuesday 8 p.m. slot this fall.

Roseanne, 65, agreed to a large payout to walk away from her show as the creator and star of the original sitcom.

But Roseanne's fans vow to boycott the spinoff series. As one fan put it: "what's the sense in watching the Roseanne show without Roseanne?"

Roseanne will reportedly have no financial or creative involvement with the show after she was fired over a single racist tweet directed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, in which she referred to her as an "ape".

"I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne," she told Entertainment Tonight 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."

  • JV

    I made the first comment! Did I win anything?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I called this. Told yall the only other time I can recall this happening is when Valerie Harper got fired from her own show...and they re-booted as The Hogan Family and went on for another 4-5 seasons without her. Was on NBC. Loved that show.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Scrap the whole idea.

  • Logan Roberts

    It might work. Sara Gilbert/Darlene is a hard looking 43yr old.


    Now the racists are boycotting. WOW - WHO GIVES A FLYING F

  • Thingamajig

    How did the black grandchild come about? I guess her character is adopted on the show.

  • MsVAllDay

    Nobody is going to watch this w/o her. Although many didn't find the show funny, it was only funny b/c of Roseanne!

  • Quitedeliteful

    You get bragging rights and the opportunity to stay late at work today to make up for being on this blog. That's all ya gon get!!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Soda

    She's son DJ's daughter with his wife, who is Black.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Liangelo didnt get drafted since youre obsessed with the balls and no one is going to watch this show i hope it flops faster than its predecessor.

  • Soda

    Sara has a mouth like a seal and is less interesting than a tree stump. Roseanne's bad acting is mostly what made the show funny. Pass.

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  • Quitedeliteful

    Right???? When I was 43 I was still getting carded!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I wasn't watching anyway. I hope the show succeeds because I'm sure Roseanne is praying that it flops...

  • Phillybruh

    As long as Dan and Jackie are onboard it should work. I smell Emmy's for the both of them if they write Roseanne's death right!

  • Bossy704

    I was a fan of John Goodman and the first Becky. The second was too clean cut for the Connor Family. The show should have been about Becky.

  • Phillybruh

    But in this new version the old Becky is hard too watch.

  • Thingamajig

    What? Now, I’m even more confused. When I’m extra extra bored, I’ll give it a watch. Thanks anyway.

  • Soda

    They shouldn't have her die, just say she ran off with the mailman, who's Black. And every time they mention it, they give the side-eye to DJ & his daughter.

  • Logan Roberts

    Girl I cringe everytime Becky open her mouth. Ugh

  • Soda

    She don't come close to looking like either of them.?


    Didn’t watch , I’m very busy ?????

  • cherrypie

    Bawahhh!!! Love it!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Just kill her during the knee surgery. She would never leave

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Is the dad still going to be on there? Idc but since we're in here ?????

  • Phillybruh

    The wife was the black girl that DJ didn't want kiss during the school play because she was black. I do like how they did that. But the mother is played by the black girl who was the nurse on Mindy....If they promote her too fulltime they have a gem in her talents.

  • Carrington

    So, you'll boycott the absence of the racist, but not the racist? Sounds pretty conservative to me. (on another note, why am I just noticing how much the girl who played Darlene's doorter actually LOOKS like her?)

  • Carrington

    I didn't realize how bad of an actress she was until the reboot. She's pretty horrible.

  • Carrington

    How about they bring on Brandy as DJ's baby mama? She could use the work.

  • Trace da Ace

    Never watched....never now they boycotting FOR the racists??? Such a fucked up world we live in....smh

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  • Owww76

    That's the first thing i thought of when they were talking about a spin off. It went from Val's family to the Hogan family, very funny show, This could work, Jackie is my favorite, she is a great actress and funny as hell!

  • dru and neil

    That would make me want to watch. I didn't watch the reboot even before Rosanne made her "ape" comment, because of all the other comments she had already made. That's also why I don't understand why TV executives are so indignant all of a sudden. Rosanne had been making these inflammatory, racist, alt right comments and they still rebooted the show.
    But if they brought on somebody like Brandy, I'd be too curious not to watch.

  • cherrypie

    The girl who plays her daughter is from Shameless. Love that show!!

  • dru and neil

    I read that people were complaining that the little girl was black, and should have been mixed race. Well, for a long time now, mixed race people have been playing the children of black couples, nobody batted an eye.

  • Yardgirl

    But Roseanne’s fans vow to boycott the spinoff series. As one fan put it: “what’s the sense in watching the Roseanne show without Roseanne?”

    Even though her name was on the title, she was the weak link for me. I could not get past her real life persona which is vile and unfunny. I will give the reboot a try.

  • Yardgirl

    Wait, when did they show the mother or is she now cast for the reboot?? I LOVED that actress on Mindy, she cracks me up!!

  • Phillybruh

    She was in the last two episodes, it was via skyp. I believe the actress in real life had just had a baby with her husband Lakeith Stansfield

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sara Gilbert was a hard ass looking 12-13 yo

  • the guest

    EVERYBODY black white and in between would watch if they cast a black baby mama for DJ.

  • Dahl

    Geeze, just give it all up already...

  • Candance

    That looks boring. However some of the cast may have put down payments on stuff so they need something... anything. I give it 6 episodes, thats being generous.

  • Dun Dilly

    Y'ALL SEE THIS? Fake AZZ outraged Hollywood STILL want to get the BAG, tho.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Good they got their jobs back..good luck with that tho...still ain't watchin...

  • Simone

    This show will bomb without Roseanne. I speak from facts and not emotions. I did not watch the original Roseanne (My Mom did) or the reboot. It's not my type of comedy. Trump won the White working class vote in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania that Democrat Presidential candidates historically won. When Roseanne received those record massive ratings weeks back, it was not from Democrat states like New York or California. It was from the Trump voting base in rural and working class areas. Roseanne was a open vocal Trump supporter so the show had a built-in audience. She created that show. It will bomb without her. I mean hell, Martin Lawrence created Martin and it could not survive without him and Tisha Campbell on screen together after she filed a lawsuit against him.

  • FukkFolks2018

    There is one other case of where the show florished without it's namesake star. A white show. Whites still gonna white and watch

  • Elevated Soul

    There are different rules for the Alt-Left cultists....

    Roseanne Barr gets fired from her series because she made a joke about Valerie Jarrett as it pertain to her Muslim ties and a picture where she resembles a primate.....I never saw the show but I'm quite sure it will now be targeted at the nutty left.

    Cultists from the Alt-Left are left alone for their REAL hatred....There are too many to name but I will name one. Peter Fonda is a 70 plus old actor who stated that a 12 year old kid (Barron Trump) should be placed in a cage and raped by pedophiles and YET his movie will be released today I believe,with no repercussions.

    Critical Thinkers can see the hypocrisy. Alt- Left Cultists will excuse it simply because Barron's father is President Trump......

  • Blak

    that show will be done after episode 1 since her fans wont be watching

  • abby500

    It’s done before it starts

  • FukkFolks2018

    Cultists from the Alt-Left are left alone for their REAL hatred....There are too many to name but I will name one. Peter Fonda
    Loud and wrong. Pete Fonda also had it out with Obama. He is NOT a good example for what you just wrote. He comes from a LONG line of Republicans (his dad Henry was a famous one) and is not what you term an Alt Left Cultist. Far from it. But you got it boo.

    "Peter Fonda, the star of Easy Rider, suggested to Mandrake that he was encouraging his grandchildren to shoot President Barack Obama.

    “I’m training my grandchildren to use long-range rifles,” said the actor, 71. "

  • Coffee1st

    i honestly think it could work.

  • Carrington

    Well, his baby mama is black. That's where this little black girl comes from, but I think she's in the army or something and they have custody of her.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Oh and downvote. Cant stand you. But I very much enjoy seeing the draggings your loud, and uninformed dumb ass gets. Only reason I havent blocked you.

  • Jethro

    “what’s the sense in watching the Roseanne show without Roseanne?”

    No fat racist swine on your screen.

  • Phillybruh

    But your missing the two parts that made that show go. John Goodman and Jackie.

  • Rayne

    That show wasn’t even that good. They need to reboot Sanford and Son. Now that was a good show lol

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't know what happened to her. I never recalled any scandals involving drugs or alcohol. She looks every bit of 55.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I bet Roseanne was paid a FORTUNE to give up rights! Believe me she is unbothered. All the actors on that show are VERY good. It could still work.ESPECIALLY if they bring back Wanda Sykes(Whom I use to work with).

  • SandraRose

    Liberals keep shooting themselves in the foot. They railroaded that lady off her own show because she's a Trump supporter.

  • kennedy220

    agreed because I know I watched the show for aunt Jackie..

  • FukkFolks2018

    Both of the girls on My Wife and Kids? Both biracial.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    I’m glad that the other cast members will still be employed.

  • Yardgirl

    So the last 2 episodes were not aired on ABC? Thanks, I am going to see if I can find it.

    I did know who Lakeith Stanfield was until I saw his supa-dupa-fly red suit at the MTV movie awards red carpet!! Dude is fly and I am glad to hear he is married to her because she is awesome!!

  • Yardgirl

    With all due respect Miss Sandra she was not railroaded. SHE shot herself in the foot with her big mouth.

    I work with staunch white Republicans who loved the show and they are all happy that it is coming back because as they said "Jackie and Dan" made the show watchable not Roseanne (who they are saying is a nut)

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Still won't be watching. I like John Goodman's acting though.

  • Phillybruh

    They aired them, she was just in a kitchen scene talking to them on Skype.

  • Yardgirl

    Oh gotcha!! I totally missed that it was her. Thanks!!

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  • Dowoop

    But couldn't stand her in that show when she grew up....She got on my last damn nerves with her

  • Karen Brady

    Long as there's PLENTY of hilarious Jackie and more Becky I'll be good.

  • Karen Brady

    Yes, Dan

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Man, that reboot was some good sh it. Roseanne and Jackie yell-talking, and their hatred for their mother. I'm still mad ?

  • Kay Gee

    Good - let them boycott. I wouldn't watch either new iteration of that show. I'm mad to know that I watched the original.


    flop..thats like having Martin without Martin and calling it the paynes

  • Kita Williams

    I work with someone right now just as "regular" black looking as this little girl and he is Filipino and Black. Idk why people keep thinking that mixed looks ONE way. if they only knew how some of their favorites whites are half black and some of the blackest are half white smh ignorance

  • tintin

    they need to dead this.
    Roseanna caused many ppl to lose their jobs, she should be sued and have to pay out everyone.

  • Quagsire!

    Roseanne will reportedly have no financial or creative involvement with the show after she was fired over a single racist tweet directed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, in which she referred to her as an “ape”.
    Sounds like SR is excusing Roz’ behavior. No, Roz has made derogatory comments before.
    Ef Roz abs get fans.

  • Misslaydj

    It was SOOOO good. Hubs and I enjoyed it and laughed so HARD. It was what black'ish use to be FUNNY until it got too political.

  • Lee

    They should just call it a quits.
    Yes I do feel bad for those who lost their jobs.
    And Say what you want to about it but Rosanne was the star and the name. The show had amazing characters on it but it would not have been as successful as it was back then without her.
    But let's be honest those racist tweets and pictures left a bad taste and millions of people's mouth.
    And it's going to be hard for the cast to separate themselves from that even if they had no part of it. Any spin off will still have that bad Cloud over it and in my opinion will not be a sucess.

  • dru and neil

    I agree, I've met mixed people I didn't know we're mixed, because they just looked exactly like their black parent, and I've actually met folks I swore up and down were mixed race, then see a picture of their parents and they are black. It's a toss up sometimes. So nobody should be complaining about that little girl being DJ's daughter, especially since black women and girls have been watching known mixed race women and girls portray us for years.

  • Jussjess25

    Wait so yall still not gonna watch?? ???. Why not? The racist is gone yall come on

  • nicfury420

    I’m watching. ?? I like the other charcters enough.

  • Jussjess25

    Me tooo

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  • nicfury420

    They actually have a better girl as Dj’s wife. Its the girl from the Mindy Project. Xoesha Roquemore. She just had A baby with Lakeith Stanfield from Atlanta (which I have yet to watch btw. I like bingeing ?).

    But to be fair she is very Brandy-esque.

  • IssaOpinion

    I'm watching .

  • Satui Lerne

    I understand what they're trying to do here but this...this isn't gonna work

  • Rhondalousey

    Umm is the cross dressing boy Jackie's son? Wtf.

  • Dreamer

    This made me chuckle lol

  • Dreamer

    White people just don’t age well ?

  • Reenaface

    And I won't be watching. Sorry but, Sara Gilbert isn't that strong of an actress. She and Roseanne would feed off of each other's one liners and that's what worked, the rest of them seemed to struggled through their lines especially Becky.

  • more

    Same here


    Roseanne Called somebody a Monkey.... Everybody or some people was upset about H&M ......... I get it I guess but uhmmm I was flipping through the channels and on VH1 I noticed a black dude on tv that is trying to sell a clothing line with Gorrillas as the face... It was weird... Its so hypocritical and backwards if black people going to be offended by apes and monkey costumes then are they going to protest VH1??? lol

  • CocoBabe88

    Beyonce and Jayz going "apesh*t"


    LOL ITs just weird about the selective outrage... Like WTH.. The People in control just use race when convenient to get rid of who they dont want to deal with. . They didnt like her show and wanted to control the narrative so they just used the tweet to get her off the air but they were greedy about the ratings.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    And why is that necessary to have in the show at all?! The "Agenda" continues to be pushed. I will not be tuning in to this

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Just throw the WHOLE SHOW away. It had it's run back in the 80s and early 90s. Ugh

    Enough already