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Entertainment Roseanne probably won't make money from a spin-off

20:08  08 june  2018
20:08  08 june  2018 Source:   digitalspy.com

ABC 'planning potential ways to continue Roseanne'

  ABC 'planning potential ways to continue Roseanne' Could the show carry on in another form?Following the news of Roseanne's cancellation earlier this week after Roseanne Barr sent out a racist tweet, ABC is reportedly considering ways to revive the series.

Here's why Roseanne Barr probably won ' t make any money from a Roseanne spin - off . The difference is, if the Roseanne spin - off were pitched as a new series, this would, as Deadline reports, weaken any demands from Barr that she be compensated for back-end payments.

Less than a week after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne , ABC is inching closer to a spinoff of TV's No. com that a possible spin - off of the How to AMC hadn’ t had a new hit in a while, spin-offs rarely work, and it had to live up to “Breaking Bad,” probably the most widely acclaimed and …

A tweaked Roseanne revival is being considered at ABC starring Sara Gilbert.: Roseanne probably won't make money from a spin-off © ABC Roseanne probably won't make money from a spin-off Last week, ABC took the dramatic decision to cancel its hit revival of the sitcom Roseanne, following a racist 'joke' that star Roseanne Barr tweeted about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett.

Barr's jibe at Jarrett was just the latest in a string of controversial messages that the 65-year-old actress, comedian, writer and producer had posted on social media. But it was the straw that broke the camel's back. Network president Channing Dungey branded Barr's tweet "abhorrent" and repugnant" and immediately dropped the axe on her series, rolling back a previous order for more episodes.

Roseanne Barr is 'seriously considering' forgoing any profits from the new show

  Roseanne Barr is 'seriously considering' forgoing any profits from the new show Set to green light spin-off

"[Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] is probably dead because the Democrats don’ t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military,” Trump tweeted. Roseanne Barr: 'Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world'.

This is a story that could easily fit into the current narrative and style of the sitcom and even utilise the same set, which would make it an easy While I haven’t watched the Roseanne revival and probably won ’ t be too interested in its spin - off either, it’s at least great news for all the talented people involved.

Regardless of how you feel about the decision to axe Roseanne, it was unquestionably a bold move from ABC, which stood to lose a lot of money by dropping the show. The revival had performed better than anyone could have hoped in the ratings, ranking as the highest-rated TV show of the season (even fending off the likes of The Big Bang Theory and This Is Us).

So it wasn't a huge surprise when news broke that the network was considering different options for how it might hold on to Roseanne's audience while still sticking to its guns and removing Barr from its schedules.

a man and a woman sitting at a table: Roseanne: Becky and Darlene © Getty - ABC Roseanne: Becky and Darlene

Recent reports have it that a deal is nearing completion to bring back the entire Roseanne cast – minus the show's lead – for a new spin-off, with the most popular idea being to centre the new series about Sara Gilbert's character Darlene. (Gilbert has been described as "one of the driving forces" behind the Roseanne revival and served as an executive producer on the project.)

John Goodman finally reacts to Roseanne Barr controversy and show cancellation

  John Goodman finally reacts to Roseanne Barr controversy and show cancellation He breaks his silence

The Roseanne spin - off talk is heating up, and sources are revealing that another show featuring some of the same characters from the revival is Sources tell the outlet that the show would likely be titled Darlene, and that Roseanne Barr’s character would probably be revealed as dead on the new series.

Even if there were a way to set up a deal with the remaining cast members, ABC won ' t do anything if Roseanne Barr made money off the series, and as a producer of the original, it would be hard to cut cut her out of the contract completely.

But the news that ABC was looking to have its cake and eat it too caused some concern among those affronted by Barr's actions: would she not still end up profiting from any potential spin-off series?

It is, unquestionably, a complicated situation. But it's in no way guaranteed that Barr will make money off of Darlene, or whatever new concept Gilbert and her fellow executive producers Bruce Helford and Tom Werner dream up.

Barr was also executive producer on the revival and so is due "back-end payments" for Roseanne: these include profits from foreign sales, DVD sales, video-on-demand sales and sales from other ancillary markets.

ABC is reportedly planning a 'Roseanne' spinoff starring everyone but Roseanne, possibly as early as this week

  ABC is reportedly planning a 'Roseanne' spinoff starring everyone but Roseanne, possibly as early as this week ABC has reportedly been meeting with the producers of "Roseanne" and may announce a spinoff of the show as early as this week. The spinoff would star all the cast members of the original show, except Roseanne Barr. "Roseanne" crew members have reportedly also turned down jobs elsewhere in the hopes that the show would continue.ABC cancelled the show last week after Barr posted a racist tweet about an Obama administration official.ABC is reportedly planning a spinoff of "Roseanne" starring everyone but Roseanne Barr.

How can we miss Roseanne Barr on Twitter if she won ’ t stay away? After having previously vowed to stay off of Twitter, Roseanne popped in on Tuesday to somewhat cryptically make promises of “restitution” for everything that’s happened.

Image Credit: Amazon. 3. Andy Keaton from Family Ties. The emotional goodbye to Alex P. Keaton is probably not something little brother Andy could ever forget. 5. D.J. Conner from Roseanne . Oh, I would LOVE to watch a D.J. Conner spin - off !

In a broadly similar situation, Warner Bros TV fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men in 2011 (citing, brilliantly, "moral turpitude") but ended up facing a $100 million lawsuit filed by the actor. Though Sheen eventually settled for less, he still walked away with an extra $25 million in the bank, all to cover bank-end payments he was due.

a group of people sitting at a table: Two and a Half Men © CBS Two and a Half Men The difference is, if the Roseanne spin-off were pitched as a new series, this would, as Deadline reports, weaken any demands from Barr that she be compensated for back-end payments. 

CBS opted to press on with the Two and a Half Men brand in Sheen's absence, but whatever the new ABC show might be, it won't be Roseanne, so the same rules do not apply to her as they did to him.

But what about her rights as creator of the characters who'll continue to feature in the spin-off – husband Dan (John Goodman), Darlene and the rest of the family?

Roseanne Barr et al. sitting on a couch: Roseanne revival © ABC Roseanne revival The catch there is, Roseanne wasn't actually created by Roseanne Barr. (Pause for dramatic gasp.) The show has always been been billed as having been devised solely by television producer Matt Williams. Williams actually departed the original series after just 13 episodes – he and Barr reportedly had conflicting creative visions for the sitcom, with him seeing it as an "ensemble piece" rather than a star vehicle – but that doesn't change the bottom line.

Though Barr gets credit for devising the "Roseanne Connor" character she played on the series, all other aspects, including the characters who would feature in a spin-off, are officially credited to Williams.

Again, this would weaken any claims that she's due financial restitution. So while it's entirely possible that Barr might challenge the decision to expand the Roseanne-verse without her involvement, she'd actually be on a pretty weak footing to do so. It was never hers to begin with.

The hard truth, though, is that with a reported net worth of $80 million, we can't imagine she'll miss the extra cash all that much.


Roseanne Barr 'begged' ABC not to cancel her show .
Comedy actress Roseanne Barr has revealed she "begged" ABC to not cancel her sitcom. The 65-year-old comedy actress saw her eponymous show cancelled following a racist remark she made about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, and Roseanne has now revealed she pleaded with the Disney/ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood to allow her to make "amends". She wrote on Twitter: "I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends (sic)" The American star explained that she'd promised to correct her error.She confessed: "I begged them not to cancel the show.

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