the conners kills off roseanne

We already know that by the time the Roseanne spin-off The Conners rolls around in October, Roseanne Barr‘s character, Roseanne Conner, will be dead. But how exactly will this show kill of its former star and current alt-right bullhorn? Barr herself may just have revealed how the ABC sitcom plans to write off her character: a drug overdose.

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The Conners Roseanne

Roseanne Barr was fired from her own show after she made a racist statement on Twitter, so despite the show being a huge ratings success for ABC, the revival of Roseanne is dead. And now the character of Roseanne Conner is going to die, too.

Actor John Goodman, who is starring in the network’s upcoming spin-off series The Conners, has just revealed that Roseanne’s character is going to be killed off. Read his statement below.
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the conners

The Roseanne spin-off will be moving forward at ABC — without original star Roseanne Barr. ABC has picked up a spin-off tentatively titled The Conners, after the hit sitcom revival was embroiled in controversy following star and executive producer Barr’s racist tweets.

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Roseanne spinoff

Roseanne spinoff that wisely omits Roseanne is all but a done deal at this point. Multiple sources report that execs and creatives are working on a way to bring the show back with almost the entire cast and crew, while omitting Roseanne Barr herself. That’s fine.

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Roseanne cancelled

In a shocking decision, ABC has officially cancelled the mega-popular sitcom Roseanne after the show’s lead actress posted a racist comment on Twitter.

UPDATE: In addition to the Roseanne revival being canceled at ABC, The Hollywood Reporter says reruns of the original series that ran from 1988 to 1997 have been pulled from Viacom’s Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT starting today, and The Laff network has also followed suit. Hulu will also be taking down all episodes of Roseanne from their streaming service.

Read our original story from May 29 on the Roseanne cancellation, along with the official statement and Roseanne Barr‘s apology, below. Read More »

Roseanne Reboot Trailer

Later this month, America’s favorite blue collar family from the ’90s is returning for a new round of episodes. The Connors were a groundbreaking sitcom family going through the trials and tribulations of middle class life in ABC’s series Roseanne. The series became famous for tackling issues that other sitcoms never touched, and they’re about to do it all over again.

A revival of Roseanne is coming to ABC at the end of March, and all of the original cast members are returning for more family shenanigans. Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) are all reprising their roles from the original series, and the first Roseanne reboot trailer with new footage from the show debuted during the Oscars last night. Do The Connors still have it? Read More »

Roseanne for President Trailer

America is so embroiled in the current insane election that you may have forgotten some of the craziness that ensued in the election for president back in 2012. You may not remember this, but comedian and sitcom star Roseanne Barr was once legitimately campaigning to be President of the United States as a challenge to the two-party political system that runs our democracy. Now a documentary reminds us of her journey, and gives us an in-depth look at not just her campaign, but the comedian herself.

Watch the Roseanne for President trailer after the jump. Read More »

The steady stream of television news continues today with a couple of interesting announcements. After the jump, read about the “near miss” of a television adaptation of Vertigo comic book series DMZ, Rosanne Barr’s return to sitcom television, and a fifth-season renewal for True Blood.

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