Producers are moving toward an agreement that would allow them to go ahead with a “Roseanne” spinoff, because Roseanne Barr is “seriously considering” forgoing any profits from the new show.
ABC canceled the revival after Roseanne's racist tweets.
The idea of creating a spinoff — possibly focusing on another family member — that would allow the team to carry on WITHOUT Roseanne has picked up steam over the past week or two.
But actors and execs weren't so comfy with the idea that Roseanne would profit from the new version. According to the NYPost, however, she is now open to cutting herself out of a spinoff entirely.
A source says she is “hunkered down” with her parents in Utah, and, “Roseanne feels so bad about her antics she is trying to figure out a way to help people harmed by the cancellation. She’s considering giving up financial and creative participation in a spinoff so the people she loves can have jobs. Barr holding on is a stumbling block.”
As to which character would be at the center of the spinoff, insiders say they're thinking it will be Darlene [Conner] and her family.