“Roseanne’s” cancellation came just hours after Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, Chelsea Clinton and George Soros in a series of tweets.
ABC explained its decision to yank the series, which had been the No. 1 new show of the television season, saying Barr’s comments were “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”
Barr later said she “begged” ABC executives to keep the rebooted show on the air.
In a way, they did.
Weeks after the show’s axing, ABC announced “The Conners,” a spinoff centered on the family that will not feature Barr, who has no financial or creative involvement.
Before the announcement about the new title, some had advocated for a spinoff centered on Metcalf.
Metcalf, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman are expected to appear on “The Conners.”