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ABC is reportedly looking into rebooting “Roseanne,” but this time the series will be focused on Sara Gilbert.

According to TMZ, ABC is seeing if there is a possibility of “re-branding the show and focusing on” Gilbert’s character, Darlene Conner, rather than Roseanne.

Fox News has reached out to ABC for comment.

TMZ reports that Gilbert has been contacting her “Roseanne” cast members to see how much interest they have in a potential reboot just in case the network moves forward.

One person who may be onboard is John Goodman. Goodman, who plays Roseanne’s husband and Gilbert’s father on the comedy, is reportedly “very interested.”

Gilbert and Goodman’s reps did not immediately return Fox News’ requests for comment.

In addition, Tom Werner, the producer behind “Roseanne,” is also involved in the reboot efforts, reports TMZ.

“Roseanne” was canceled on Tuesday just hours after star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former President Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett.

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement on Tuesday that the network would not be producing the show’s second season.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” Dungey told Fox News. (edited)

The news came after Barr went into emergency damage-control mode following a politically charged tweet she sent linking Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros and a racially charged tweet saying Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

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97 Comments
  • Linda says:

    Sara Gilbert has No personality at all. And her daughter and son are worse. An angry kid with a brother that wears dresses. Oh boy, I can’t wait to see that fail.
    Mr Dungey, you need to put on your big boy panties and apologize to America and Roseanne. You jumped on this so fast because you were offended. Not because we were. It was a joke and no more offensive than what is said on the view every day. Roseanne is no worse than Colbert, Kimmel, Goldberg or Bejar. To cut off all of these people from their rerun money is crazy. But changing up a number one show is even worse. It will be dead in the water before anybody gets a paycheck. Your crazy. Sell the whole show to another network. Let someone else reap the benefit of your ignorance.

  • Yvonne says:

    No!!!no!!! No!!!! We want Roseanne!! ABC says she isn’t up to their STANDARDS. !!!!!???? But how is The View on ABC??? Whoopi, Joy Behr and their co-horts live and breathe nastiness and liberalism and are vicious about everything !! Why ABC???? You are biased!!

  • Pam Hathcox says:

    Nope, still not watching ABC. Either Roseanne is back or ABC is gone too. As long as the View and other horrible shows meet ABC’s standards, ABC does not meet mine. “E” for effort, though.

  • Nico Ofsnagel says:

    Roseanne deserved some loyalty from the cast members she made into TV celebs. She got NONE! The show is now dead to me because they and ABC, in an effort to appease the PC police, screwed up!

  • Lori Young says:

    Absolutely will NOT watch!!!

  • Carrie says:

    1st off, I won’t watch it without Ms. Barr and secondly, I kind of agree with her. Ms Jarrett does look like a character from planet of the apes. It used to be we could laugh at ourselves.

  • Glenda says:

    Used to be that ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ (audience that buys the shows products)liked a program (movie, etc;) and that’s what we got. Now it seems some liberal behind a desk chooses the programing (or whatever) for us, depending on his/her political affiliations and likes.

    I’m a ‘big girl’ now and able to make those choices for myself, thank you very much.

    They can put anything on the screen with anyone they like and call it ‘whatever’ if it pleases them. This after all is still America and we each get to choose.

    I choose ‘ROSEANNE’ doing the ‘ROSEANNE’ show and doing it her way or I’m watching something on another channel any buying someone else’s advertised products.

    Love you Roseanne.

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