ABC Announces "Roseanne" Spinoff, "The Conners", Without Roseanne Barr

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ABC has approved a spinoff of its No. 1 series "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr, the network announced Thursday.

Executives at the network have given the green light for a spin-off series called "The Connors", a sitcom that will continue to chronicle the iconic band of Connor family characters sans comedian Roseanne Barr.

In a statement issued by the show's producer, Barr said she agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members who were idled when Roseanne was cancelled last month. The main cast aside from Barr will be returning to the show, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, and Lecy Goranson.

ABC also put out a statement about the new show, saying, "The Conners' stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love".

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"The Connors" is expected to premiere sometime in the fall of this year and will feature a 10-episode arch.

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"After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before", ABC said in a statement.

Less than a month after announcing it had canceled the popular, working class family centered sitcom "Roseanne" over a racist tweet, ABC has chose to launch a spin-off of the show, sans the main character. The rebooted series had explored drug use, financial problems and caring for an elderly parent.

But Dungey, the first African American to ever serve as president of a USA broadcast network, in a statement announcing the show's cancellation said, "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show".

Shortly after the end of the 2018 reboot's first season, Barr tweeted racist comments about former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett. Barr later took to Twitter to lash out at fellow stars and producers, including Gilbert.

Barr's tweet had been condemned by ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey as "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". In 2013, Barr on Twitter compared former USA ambassador to the United Nations and national security advisor Susan Rice, also African American, to an ape. Will it rile up Barr (despite her stated blessing) and her biggest fans?

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