Will you watch a Roseanne spin-off sans Roseanne Barr? This seems to be the question of the day as new reports say a spin-off may soon be a reality. Roseanne Barr was abruptly fired from her show’s reboot when on May 22, 2018, she shared a tweet that many deemed racist.
Her tweet not only offended much of the country but also ABC heads. Within 24 hours, ABC’s new number one program was abruptly canceled. Though many hailed the decision, conservatives nationwide were outraged.
Their anger intensified when later Samantha Bee made offensive remarks towards Ivanka Trump but her show stayed on the air.
Not only would Roseanne Barr be removed from the series (many people suggest she would be killed off) she would also lose any royalties from the spin-off.
Many conservatives have flooded social media networks saying they will never watch a Roseanne spin-off. Instead, they are demanding ABC bring Roseanne back as it was or lose audience members permanently.
— Proud Peggy?USA (@Flgirl722) June 17, 2018
New reports say that Roseanne Barr has just about given up her claim on the series which paves the way for the spin-off. Reports suggest that the show will center on Sara Gilbert’s character Darlene. There are many who want to see this spin-off become a reality and there’s a good chance ABC will gain new viewers for the series.
There is no question that the Roseanne reboot was successful, but it was politically polarizing for many viewers. As Roseanne attempted to show political division from varying points of view, the show drew praise from conservative viewers.
Some believe that was the key to its success and feel that without Roseanne and her Trump supporting views at the helm, the show or any spin-off is doomed to failure.
Though Roseanne deleted her Twitter account due to the immediate controversy that had ensued, she is back online and has been embroiled in more controversy since the end of May. Though nothing as career-shifting as what happened.
At this time, it’s unclear what the long-term impact of Roseanne’s tweet will have on her career.
What do you think about a Roseanne spin-off? Will you watch it?