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Discussion in 'TV: Announced' started by Doctor Omega, Jun 3, 2018.
Could it happen?
“Roseanne” Spin-Off Talk Gains Steam
Talk of “Roseanne” continuing but without co-creator and star Roseanne Barr is gaining steam with Deadline reporting that the show’s producers will be meeting with Disney-ABC executives on Monday to pitch a revamped “Roseanne” without the actress.
The show is expected to stay true to the praised first season of the revival, featuring the other cast members except for Barr, and likely a stronger emphasis on Sara Gilbert’s character Darlene.
Executive producers Tom Werner and Gilbert were the main driving force behind the revival and are believed to be spearheading the efforts to continue the show and keep the writers and crew employed post-cancellation.
There are still hurdles though. Carsey-Werner owns and produces the series but legal and rights issues need to be settled with Barr who was co-creator and executive producer on the series and has ownership/backend. Barr may mount a legal challenge if a “Roseanne” spinoff without her goes forward.
I saw this idea coming from a mile off...
So, what will it be called? AFTER ROSEANNE or ROSEANNE'S FAMILY?
Now that you mention it, I wonder if the canny studio had this in mind before they even took the cancellation step, but wanted, at the time, to be seen to be doing a bold and noble thing.
In retrospect, I doubt, in reality, that the tv suits would really write off a potential fortune without a plan B in place all along of trying to keep the cash cow going somehow.
In other words, they want to keep the best of what ROSEANNE can offer - advertising and audience - while ditching the worst of what ROSEANNE can offer - Roseanne Barr.
Perhaps they had this plan in mind even while the first season of the return was airing. After all, anyone who knows Roseanne knew it was only a matter of time. So let her return and get things up and running and then...
On the other hand, this is starting to sound just as crazy as several of Roseanne's own conspiracy theory beliefs.