Roseanne Barr Could Be Heading Back To TV
We might’ve thought that we’d seen the last of Roseanne Barr on our television screens after she was axed from the reboot of TV comedy series Roseanne for posting a racist tweet aimed at former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
But if the actresses latest claims are to be believed it appears that she still has some irons in the fire when it comes to jobs on the small screen.
Speaking to her friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast, Roseanne said that she’s actually been offered a number of acting jobs since the reboot of Roseanne was cancelled.
“I’ve already been offered so many things and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we’ll see,” she said on the podcast.
This comes after news broke that the Roseanne reboot would continue in some way in the spinoff titled The Conners. This new series will follow the TV family that Barr used to be a part of but will have no financial or creative ties to Barr herself.
The Conners was ordered by ABC in order to save the jobs of the cast and crew, such as Laurie Metcalfe, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, who all lost their jobs as a result of the Roseanne reboot being cancelled.
Barr addressed the spinoff in the podcast saying that she agreed to the settlement with ABC to let The Connors go ahead without her because she cared for the cast and crew who had been impacted by her own actions.
“I was very upset about hurting things I care about and hurting people that I care about,” she said. “I didn’t ask to be paid off. I asked for nothing. I just stepped away from that, that is penance. I put a lot of thought into it.”
When The Connors was first announced, Roseanne also released a statement saying that she regretted her actions.
“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. 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.”
It’s not yet known how the new spinoff series will address the absence of Roseanne’s character but in a statement released by the ABC they said that the Conner family will be “forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.