Comedy tonight: ABC plans to kill off Roseanne’s character for ‘The Conners’

Comedy tonight: ABC plans to kill off Roseanne’s character for ‘The Conners’
Roseanne Barr (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – That should make for an hilarious plot twist.]

John Goodman said in an interview published Sunday that ABC’s new sitcom “The Conners” will deal with the exit of former “Roseanne” star Roseanne Barr by killing off her character.

“She had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on,” Goodman told The Times of London. “I sent her an email and thanked her for that. I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell.”

Goodman played Dan Conners alongside Barr on “Roseanne” for years, including the relaunch, which began in 2017.

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ABC promptly canceled “Roseanne” and fired Barr in May after she tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama, was the offspring of the Muslim brotherhood and apes.

Barr apologized for her tweet and insisted she wasn’t a racist, but later walked back her apology, saying she “thought the bitch was white” and accusing ABC of firing her over her support of President Trump.

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