‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Talks Heat Up at ABC

Brenda Watkins
June 5, 2018

"In addition to my statement, I would like to say this has been a very hard week", she said, adding further context to tweets she sent last week.

"A lot of people have been hurt by this", Gilbert, 43, said. I will say that I'm proud of the show we made. The show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion. Any situation in which Barr would stand to gain financially from a new series is considered unpalatable to ABC and producers.

Gilbert played one of Roseanne Barr's daughters on the show, Darlene, and also served as an executive producer on the highly rated reboot.

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey in a statement. The media's focus on the scandal also "attracted people to her feed to either watch the train wreck or out of simple curiosity", Concha said.

Sara Gilbert candidly talked about Roseanne's shocking cancellation during Monday's episode of The Talk.

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"I would like to say this has been a very hard week", Gilbert said.

"Roseanne" star Sara Gilbert stands by ABC's decision to cancel the "Roseanne" revival. The show is done at ABC, Netflix isn't picking it up, and Barr herself has said there's no need to petition Fox.

Last week Roseanne Barr tweeted that former Obama aide Valerie Jarret was the "offspring of the 'Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes'". The star, who has been an outspoken advocate for President Donald Trump, later apologized and said she "begged" Disney-ABC TV Group chief Ben Sherwood not to cancel the series.

Ahead of the cancellation, Gilbert sent two tweets about Barr's racist comments. "I want to give her space to reflect on the recent events and releasing the recording is a decision she will make at the appropriate time".

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