ABC’s planned spin-off of “Roseanne” will hit the air this fall, the network said on Tuesday.
Airing October 16, “The Conners” will feature series regulars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert, among others, and will be based on the lives of the fictional Conner family, sans the matriarch, played by Roseanne Barr, The Hill reported.
( Virulent anti-Trump zealot Alec Baldwin will debut his new show on ABC the same week.)
ABC jettisoned Barr after an ill-advised tweet that compared Obama royalty member Valerie Jarrett to a character in the “Planet of the Apes.”
The cast released a statement last month addressing the opportunity to continue the show.
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience. We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working- class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Roseanne Barr will be sitting down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview Thursday, July 26, the network announced.
Barr will appear on “Hannity,” aired at 9 p.m., in her first broadcast appearance since her firing and the cancellation of “Roseanne.”
The actress/comedian will discuss the infamous tweet that got her fired and share some thoughts on President Donald Trump, according to Fox News.
She warmed up for the “Hannity” tell-all by posting a video on her personal YouTube page last week that revealed her side of the story regarding the Jarrett tweet scandal that caused her career to careen to an abrupt halt back in May.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 21, 2018
Barr explained that she thought Jarrett, an African-American with very light skin, was white.
In classic Roseanne form, Barr said is another video, “I thought the b–ch was white!”
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