‘Roseanne’ Might Come Back as ‘Darlene,’ Focus on Sara Gilbert’s Character


SARA GILBERT, ROSEANNE BARR,
ABC

As soon as “Roseanne” was canceled earlier this week, people began wondering whether we’d truly seen the last of the show. Roseanne Barr sealed her own fate with an especially vile tweet that compared former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape, but the sitcom was a ratings juggernaut for ABC and no one else involved appears to have been a racist conspiracy theorist. Now, a new possibility has emerged: a spinoff focused on Sara Gilbert’s single-mom character, Darlene.

Gilbert immediately distanced herself from Barr’s supposedly Ambien-induced tweet: “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show….

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