Lissa Blog: Here's How "The Connors" Will Address Roseanne's Absence

August 28, 2018

RIP Roseanne. Her character's about to be killed off. That’s according to John Goodman, who told the Sunday Times about how they'll address her absence on The Connors. “I guess he’ll [Dan Conner] be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” Goodman said in his first interview since the Roseanne spin-off was announced.

John said he was “broken-hearted” when ABC canceled the sitcom because of Barr’s racist tweet directed at Valerie Jarrett. “I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” Goodman said. “I was surprised. I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response.”

He admitted that he hasn’t been in touch with Barr. “[Roseanne] had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on,” he said. “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.”

The Conners will premiere at Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC



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