‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Update: Both Sides Remain Hopeful As Decision Time Nears

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Almost two weeks after the abrupt cancellation of ABC’s hit Roseanne revival, there is optimism that an offshoot without star and executive producer Roseanne Barr could happen. The project was pitched to ABC last Monday by the group of executive producers, led by Tom Werner, Sara Gilbert and showrunner Bruce Helford. I hear the meeting went well, with the idea of continuing the show without Barr while keeping the writers and crew employed getting thumbs up by the network…