Roseanne might have been fallen through its own cancellation trapdoor courtesy of Roseanne Barr, but ABC is considering a spinoff series featuring the remaining characters, according to EW:
There could be a scenario in the works where ABC salvages significant parts of Roseanne without having to say goodbye to some of the best actors on television (here’s looking at you, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman). Though ABC made a swift decision Tuesday to cancel the successful reboot, EW has learned that ABC has not exactly washed its hands of the family comedy.
However, getting a Roseanne offshoot series together has its challenges, as the publication notes:
Here’s the challenge, though: Roseanne was created by Roseanne Barr. The characters were conceived by her and Matt Williams. If the sitcom were to continue without the matriarch, the actress would still benefit financially. So a key insider informs EW that discussions will continue today on whether it makes sense to keep the other actors but potentially design a new series around them — ergo, the Conners, or whatever you want to call Goodman, Metcalf, and the clan of misfits.
How do you feel about the cancellation of Roseanne? Would you watch a Roseanne spinoff show? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the TV afterlife…