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

13:06  14 june  2018
13:06  14 june  2018 Source:   thefix.nine.com.au

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.

Producers are moving toward an agreement that would allow them to go ahead with a “ Roseanne ” spinoff, Page Six has learned, because Roseanne Barr is “ seriously considering ” forgoing any profits from the new show .

Producers are moving toward an agreement that would allow them to go ahead with a “ Roseanne ” spinoff, Page Six has learned, because Roseanne Barr is “ seriously considering ” forgoing any profits from the new show .

a man and a woman sitting at a table: Popular US television comedy Roseanne cancelled after star Roseanne Barr compared a former Obama administration official to an ape.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Popular US television comedy Roseanne cancelled after star Roseanne Barr compared a former Obama administration official to an ape.

Roseanne Barr feels so guilty that her rebooted sitcom Roseanne was cancelled last month, over her racist and reckless tweets, that she's keen to give a potential spin-off show her blessing.

Not only that, but according to Page Six, the 65-year-old actress was "seriously considering" foregoing her cut of the profits that she's likely to rake in from the new show.

"Roseanne feels so bad about her antics she is trying to figure out a way to help people harmed by the cancellation," a source told the site. "She's considering giving up financial and creative participation in a spin-off so the people she loves can have jobs. Barr holding on is a stumbling block."

Roseanne Barr continues the back-pedalling, now says her controversial tweet was about anti-semitism

  Roseanne Barr continues the back-pedalling, now says her controversial tweet was about anti-semitism Excuses, excuses

Producers are moving toward an agreement that would allow them to go ahead with a “ Roseanne ” spinoff, Page Six has learned, because Roseanne Barr is “ seriously considering ” forgoing any profits from the new show .

Producers are moving toward an agreement that would allow them to go ahead with a “ Roseanne ” spinoff, Page Six has learned, because Roseanne Barr is “ seriously considering ” forgoing any profits from the new show .

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According to the site, the disgraced comic was so racked with guilt that hundreds of people are now without jobs that she's gone into hiding and "hunkered down" at her parents' ranch in Utah.  Although, there still may be hope that jobs will be saved given US network ABC plans to create a spin-off series with Barr's onscreen daughter Sara Gilbert, 43, at the helm, reports TMZ.

"The powers that be at ABC are exploring the possibility of re-branding the show and focusing on the character Darlene instead of Roseanne," said the site.

Roseanne Barr at the 'Roseanne' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)© 2018 Vera Anderson Roseanne Barr at the 'Roseanne' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage) However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, there's another reason why ABC are keen to resurrect the series: money.

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

  Roseanne probably won't make money from a spin-off Here's why it's lose/lose for the controversial star.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.

That possibility being enhanced by reports Barr is “ seriously considering ” forgoing any profits from the new show , according to Page Six. The reboot of “ Roseanne ” was cancelled by ABC after an ill-advised tweet from Barr that likened Obama royalty member Valerie Jarrett to a character in the film

That possibility being enhanced by reports Barr is “ seriously considering ” forgoing any profits from the new show , according to Page Six. The reboot of “ Roseanne ” was cancelled by ABC after an ill-advised tweet from Barr that likened Obama royalty member Valerie Jarrett to a character in the film

Not only will they lose a rumoured $80 million in advertising revenue, but the network will still have to pay out the salaries of stars Gilbert, John Goodman, 65, and Laurie Metcalf, 62, who reportedly signed on for $397,000 an episode for Season 2. So it would make sense for ABC to get anything on air, regardless.

"Their options were exercised," an insider told THR of the main stars, who are expected to be paid for at least 10 episodes. "They'll lawyer up if they have to."

It's not yet known the fate of the writers who passed on other opportunities when the show was renewed for Season 2. But Barr made clear last week that they were on her mind and she would do all she could to help them.

"I'm making restitution for the pain I have caused," she tweeted on June 6.

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One major problem with 'Roseanne' reboot: Roseanne .
One major problem with 'Roseanne' reboot: RoseanneTMZ sources close to the production are claiming that as Roseanne Barr is the creator of the hit show, along with the original executive producers, she has a financial stake in its characters. While it is not exactly clear which ones Roseanne created, TMZ is reporting that the network is doing all it can do prevent a lawsuit.

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