‘The Conners': People Have Mixed Feelings About ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff

“This is how we should deal with every racist, homophobe, anti-immigrant, conspiracy-spewer, and miscellaneous deplorable: move on without them”

ABC has officially ordered a spinoff of “Roseanne” after canceling the sitcom last month, but fans aren’t quite sure whether to be excited or not.

“The Conners” has been greenlit straight-to-series, with 10 episodes set to debut in Fall 2018. Starring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, “The Conners” will air in “Roseanne’s” vacated Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m. time slot.

ABC said that the former star will not have any creative or financial participation in the new series.

“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne.  I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved,” Barr said in a statement.

“We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family,” executive producer Tom Werner added.

The cast released a joint statement at the same time, expressing their happiness at being able to continue the show without Barr.

“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience,” their statement said. “We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.”

Fans, however, were slower to express happiness at the Conner family’s big return.

“Yuck. This is really stupid,” one Twitter user said after the news broke. “So are they just gonna pretend the loudmouth matriarch of the clan just doesn’t exist?”

“This has to be one of the most shameless moves in TV history,” another user said.

But others were excited.

“This is exactly what I said they should have done,” another Twitter user wrote. “So happy everyone who should be involved will be.”

“This is how we should deal with every racist, homophobe, anti-immigrant, conspiracy-spewer, and miscellaneous deplorable: move on without them,” someone else tweeted.

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