Roseanne Barr lost her sitcom in June after posting a racist tweet. But the fate of her character Roseanne Conner may be a lot worse this fall.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey isn’t giving any spoilers as the network moves ahead with a new series, “The Conners,” that follows the “Roseanne” clan without its matriarch. But she acknowledged in an interview Tuesday that having Roseanne leave this mortal coil is one of the exit strategies being considered.
“We obviously had to come with an answer because we have to make the episodes and the characters have to have a point of view,” she said. “We’ve discussed all different versions about what we might do with the character.”
Dungey was insistent that Barr be banished from the network after the comedian posted a tweet that compared former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape. The executive’s condition for keeping the show’s cast and production intact for a spinoff was that Barr not profit from it in any way.