Not long after the cancellation of ABC’s hit sitcom “Roseanne,” reports started circulating that yet another reboot of the show may be in the making with the focus put on her more liberal daughter Darlene, reports CNN.
“Roseanne” was canceled by ABC almost instantly after the show’s eponymous protagonist wrote a racist comment against former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, later trying to blame it on Ambien.
But apparently, the network is still lured in retaining the skyrocketing ratings the show’s reboot garnered, despite the title character’s absence.
“The talks with production company Carsey-Werner, which owns the show, are preliminary, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter,” CNN said about attempts to revive the show.
“But the idea is definitely enticing to ABC. A re-reboot could help keep many of the “Roseanne” cast and crew members employed.
“Many critics have bemoaned the fact that more than 200 people lost work when the sitcom was cancelled on Tuesday due to Barr’s racist and bizarre tweeting.
“TMZ first reported on Friday that ‘the powers that be at ABC are exploring the possibility of re-branding the show and focusing on the character Darlene instead of Roseanne.”
There’s really no major obstacle standing in the way of ABC producing a Darlene-centric spinoff that would be successful.
But for any from the left who might think that a liberal-tilting reboot would be the best way to rub it in Roseanne’s face, consider that she would most certainly benefit financially no matter whether the show succeeded or failed.
“Barr has a significant financial interest in the series, and there is concern that a new iteration that would benefit her financially would be a non-starter for everyone involved,” Variety noted. CNN said that “(d)epending on the terms of Barr’s contract, the production company may have to buy out her stake in the show.
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