It’s been a quiet few weeks on the Roseanne front, hasn’t it?
People reports Roseanne Barr has agreed to step aside so the cast and crew of her once-eponymous show can move forward with the Darlene-centric spinoff.
“As of now, she has agreed, at least in theory, to forego any creative or financial involvement in the spinoff to help save the cast and crew jobs,” a source told the publication.
Barr will reportedly not earn profits from the spinoff, though THR reports she may receive a one-time payment as “go-away” money from ABC.
Roseanne, originally created by Matt Williams, is “based upon a character created by Barr,” so in order for the spinoff to move forward, it was critical the comedienne waive her rights to the show.
THR also writes that two of Roseanne’s biggest names, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, are tentatively onboard for the spinoff and have reportedly been offered the same $250,000 per episode salary previously negotiated for the reboot.
The revival was canceled last month after its star sent our a racist “Ambien-induced” tweet aimed at a former Obama staffer. Less than a week after its cancelation, rumor spread of a possible spinoff centered on Darlene Conner, a struggling single mom who was heavily featured in Season 10 of the show.
Would you tune in to watch a Roseanne-less Roseanne?
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