ABC considering 'Roseanne' spin-off without Roseanne

ABC considering 'Roseanne' spin-off without Roseanne

Embattled comedian Roseanne Barr says she "begged" ABC to not cancel her hit television show after she was lambasted for posting a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama.

While Barr tried to backpedal with an apology later, the show was cancelled overnight and the entertainment president of ABC, Channing Dungey, included in his statement that "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values".

According to sources with knowledge of the matter, ABC is in talks to rework the recently canceled series with a new focus on Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene. Depending on the terms of Barr's contract, the production company may have to buy out her stake in the show. (Warning: Mature language used in the article's headline).

The e-mail to Organizing for Action supporters doesn't mention Barr or the controversy by name.

"Do you regret your Twitter post?"

In an interview with CNN, Arnold said: "I figured someone would take her phone away or monitor that, because it's risky when you have that much (advertising) money on a show", Arnold said. Barr herself has responded to those campaigns, basically saying "thanks but no thanks". "I love all people, have a nice day".

Watch the video on the Daily Mail.

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The fallout from Roseanne Barr's racist tweet on Tuesday has been quite a thing to behold, a chain of events unlike any we've seen in TV history.

But ABC quickly moved to cancel the show.

When asked about the rumours ABC are considering creating a new show using the characters of Roseanne, he said: 'I know they're having a big meeting this week'. "I begged [for] people's jobs".

ABC also will not bring back the show for a second season, despite plans to do so. "Roseanne" has killed off cast members before - Goodman's Dan Conner was revealed to have died in the original series finale - so why not kill off the matriarch and keep it going?

Hulu, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMTall pulled the show from their networks, too.

On Thursday, Barr again signed off from Twitter.

She added, "I should have known better".

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