“will premier in the fall with 10 episodes”
I recently wrote about the dumb idea ABC executives had to reintroduce the rebooted Roseanne show without Roseanne Barr. They acted so swiftly after her stupid tweet that they didn’t consider the fact that they were throwing away a hit show.
Now they are actually planning to move ahead with this plan.
Julia Manchester reports at The Hill:
ABC announces ‘Roseanne’ spinoff without Roseanne Barr
ABC announced Thursday that it has picked up a spinoff of “Roseanne” but it will not feature the show’s star, Roseanne Barr.
“The Conners,” which is the spinoff’s working title, will premier in the fall with 10 episodes, according to an announcement from ABC Entertainment.
The show will follow the Conner family and will feature former “Roseanne” castmembers John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman.
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience. We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working- class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter,” the cast said in a statement.
The announcement comes less than a month after the “Roseanne” reboot was canceled after Barr made a racist comment about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.
ABC Entertainment said Barr will not have any role in the new show.
Meanwhile, in another part of Hollywood, Sony Pictures is moving ahead with its release of a new film featuring Peter Fonda, who just this week suggested putting Barron Trump in a cage with pedophiles.
Gregg Kilday of the Hollywood Reporter:
Sony Pictures Classics Condemns Peter Fonda, But Will Still Release His New Film
In the wake of Peter Fonda’s incendiary tweet about the first family for which the actor has already apologized, Sony Pictures Classics on Wednesday evening said that it is moving forward with plans to release the indie feature Boundaries, in which Fonda has a supporting role, even as it condemned his remarks as “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous.”
Responding to the sight of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the Easy Rider actor on Tuesday issued an all-caps tweet that read, “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL [SIC] STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. FUCK.”…
In a statement, the specialty film distributor Sony Pictures Classics said, “Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”
To ABC I say this. The fans who gave you massive ratings for the Roseanne reboot are not going to watch your stupid spinoff. You should have thought of this before you axed the show in a brash moment of virtue signaling.
To Sony Pictures, I would just say that I hope your movie flops. Average Americans have had it with the unhinged left and the double standard in our country.
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