How Angry Is Roseanne Barr About ‘The Conners’ Getting Renewed?
The reboot of the hit ’90s TV show, Roseanne, was an instant hit when it aired back in 2018. However, after Roseanne Barr posted a racially-insensitive tweet about Valerie Jarrett, ABC decided to fire her from the show but continued on with the series under a new name, The Conners. Roseanne gave her blessing to the network’s executives to continue the show without her. Though, many people think that she gave her blessing because she thought that the show wouldn’t be able to make it without her.
Now, the show just received the green light for season 2 and the cast of The Conners couldn’t be happier. But how does Roseanne Barr feel about the show being renewed for a second season? Here is what we know about the 66-year-old comedian’s thoughts on the renewal of The Conners.
Roseanne Barr blames Sara Gilbert for her recent termination
Not long after Roseanne posted her racist tweet, Sara Gilbert posted a response, calling Roseanne’s words “abhorrent,” and said that her words “do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”
In an interview with The Washington Post,Roseanne claims that it was that tweet from Gilbert that ended her career. “She destroyed the show and my life with that tweet,” Roseanne said. She then went on to reference a line from Silence of the Lambs when talking about Gilbert’s actions. “She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.”
When The Washington Post reached out to Sara Gilbert for a comment, Sara had only said: “While I am extremely disappointed and heartbroken over the dissolution over the original show, she will always be family, and I will always love Roseanne.”
Sara Gilbert didn’t actually have any say in whether or not Roseanne’s show would be cancelled. However, just a few hours later, when the president of ABC at the time, Channing Dungey, fired Roseanne, she announced it in a tweet that sounded oddly similar to Sara Gilbert’s earlier tweet. In the tweet, Dungey said: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Roseanne has also said that she felt betrayed by Gilbert for making a public statement about the tweet before talking to Roseanne about the situation first.
Roseanne had hoped that she would have been able to return to the show one day
In order for The Conners to continue on without their matriarch, the ABC executives needed Roseanne to agree that she would not have any creative input on the new series and she would also not be able to profit from the show financially. Roseanne agreed, but
Instead, after Roseanne signed the papers, the show’s creative team killed off her character and the executive producer of the show never came out to publicly defend Roseanne.
How angry is Roseanne Barr about ‘The Conners’ getting renewed?
Recently, Roseanne decided to return to stand-up comedy and performed a set at The Laugh Factory in Las Vegas. During her set, the comedian had talked about getting fired from ABC, and how she was suicidal during that time. However, she jokingly said that she did not want to kill herself because she didn’t want to make the ABC executives happy. “And I’m not about making people happy,” she continued.
Although Roseanne has yet to come out and publicly say how she feels about The Conners being brought back for a second season, giving that she feels so betrayed by not only Sara Gilbert but also the producers of the show, it is safe to say that she will probably be extremely angry about the news. So angry, in fact, that we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw one of her famous “Ambien-induced” twitter rants about the network’s decision very soon.