As they get ready for the premier of their newly revamped show, ‘The Conners, some of the actors are speaking about the demise of their former show and it’s former star Roseanne Barr. In March the highly popular rebooted 90’s show ‘Roseanne’ was brought back to ‘ABC’. The show with the original cast returning, ended up have stellar ratings. Then in May, the star and creator of the show Roseanne Barr, took to Twitter and made racists remarks about a former staffer of President Obama’s., and that was the end of the rebooted show, or so everyone thought.
The show is now going for strike three, with ‘The Conners’ and no Roseanne Barr, who signed off on all rights and profits to the new show. Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf are closer than ever and say the events of last May has brought them even closer. Goodman said,”There was this feeling of not wanting it to go away until we were ready. There was a debt owned to this fictional family. We want to finish telling this story.” Goodman who played Roseanne’s husband, said he was standing in hi his kitchen when he heard about the tweet. The actor said, “I first I couldn’t believe it was true.”
Gilbert said “I don’t remember too much, It was more what are we dealing with today? I was just kind of taking things one at a time as they came in.” Metcalf was appearing in a Broadway play when the tweet news started to circulate. When she heard it, she said, “I wonder if we still have a show, because of how heavy everything became.” Metcalf said, it was so hard coming off the exhilaration of the huge reception the rebooted show had, to the show being canceled very quickly after. She said, “It was so hard to wrap my brain around that”, ‘The Conners’ will premiere on October 16th.