'Roseanne' spinoff 'The Conners' to premiere this fall without Roseanne Barr

After 'Roseanne' was cancelled for the star's racist tweets, the network announced a new spinoff called 'The Conners' that will star the same cast without Roseanne Barr.
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Transcript for 'Roseanne' spinoff 'The Conners' to premiere this fall without Roseanne Barr
to new details about "Roseanne" without Roseanne. The spin-off announced overnight starring the same cast, of course, with Roseanne Barr and will be called "The Conners" and gets the green light after Roseanne was pulled from the air following her racist tweets and linsey Davis has more. Reporter: Many were shocked when ABC announced the cancellation of "Roseanne," number one show of the TV season and the internet is abuzz many questioning if it's possible for the show to succeed without its namesake. We'll soon find out. This morning the conner family is on its way back to prime time yet again. I trusted you. Reporter: Only this time without their controversial matriarch or her trademark laugh. The ABC show for now dubbed "The Conners" will carry on the story of the iconic working class family and its struggles but its namesake and creator Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative insight. Barr played a key role in the show without her saying she was focused on saving the jobs and characters she endangered. 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 be saved and I wish the best for everyone involved. The remaining cast members including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sarah Gilbert and Michael Fishman said in part, it's clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts but in the hearts and homes of our audience adding they are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter. Online a lot of opinions both for and against the show. One posted a comment saying hard pass on the "The Conners." It is nothing without Roseanne and others say they will certainly watch. One suggestion that kept coming up the focus should be on Sarah Gilbert's character Darlene and single mothers. Thanks so much. I want to get to Larry Hackett, managing part after 10ten media. Good to have you back with us this week. Whether it's been done before -- we know it has been done but without the main character. Does it succeed. She looms over the show. Shelley long left cheers and David Caruso left his show. They see themselves in these cashes and see the family dynamic and recognize something they want to see and follow. I think with the writers here, he we know they can do that with these characters. These are not slouch, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sarah Gilbert are characters people have come to love. What is the challenge for the writers? There's going to be curiosity in the beginning to see how it works out. Have to make sure it's great. To make it natural and what happens in the family her departure seem organic and part of the story, right, what happens with Dan and the sister and the kid. If they're rendered cleverly and compellingly as the show has been twice now, that can be done. What do you think they'll do with Roseanne? You don't think they -- what do you think they'll do with her? I'm not going to pretend. I can think of funny things they might do and maybe sad things. I'd hope whatever happens to the character, to her is part and integral to the story line. They can't make that she's not there anymore. I will say think about all the jobs saved by trying to do this. A good thing in Hollywood. The key thing is they're saved longer if the show is good. If it's great do you think at any point if the character is written off in the right way she comes back. Like the ghost of Roseanne? I don't know. That's assuming -- Her rehabilitation, somehow now that she's not in the show whatever happens to her, if the forgiveness will be there. I don't know how she gets back on the show. We'll see. J.R., Bobby Ewing in the shower. Just a shower, David. We have our exclusive coming up with the so-called dancing

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