ABC announced Thursday that it will move forward with a spinoff of the newly resurrected “Roseanne” without the lead character.
The reboot of “Roseanne,” which began airing this year 21 years after its last episode on ABC became an instant hit with its star Roseanne Barr as an ardent Trump supporter.
Barr was fired recently after she issued a tweet about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett that was considered racist.
ABC said that Barr will have no involvement in the new show “The Conners.”
“Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.”
Barr ceded control of the show which paved the way for the spinoff.
“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from ‘Roseanne,'” she said. “I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.”
Those 200 jobs will only be safe if the remaining cast can make the show work without Barr’s star power.