ABC in Talks to Reboot 'Roseanne' Centered Around Sara Gilbert

The visibly stressed Roseanne is seen sitting on a curb in a hat cuffed jeans and flip flops talking a phone call while smoking a cigarette

The visibly stressed Roseanne is seen sitting on a curb in a hat cuffed jeans and flip flops talking a phone call while smoking a cigarette

Numerous critics called for HBO to fire Maher, just as ABC fired Barr despite this year's success of her rebooted "Roseanne" comedy series.

There's clearly a financial incentive to continue: Although independent producer Carsey-Werner, not ABC, owns Roseanne, the network is obligated to help pay top cast members after renewing it for a 13-episode second season.

TMZ first broke the news, adding that John Goodman is "very interested" in the spinoff. A re-reboot could help keep numerous "Roseanne" cast and crew members employed.

Michelle Wolf doesn't think ABC was courageous to revive the conservative-leaning Roseanne, nor does she think the Disney-owned network deserves credit for cancelling its biggest hit.

The sitcom star began another Twitter rant on Thursday telling her followers that she begged ABC not to cancel her show. However, a source with knowledge of the matter says a new show deal could be complicated because of the terms of Barr's contract.

"I did record a podcast with my friend @therealroseanne & I have decided not to release it out of respect for Roseanne", Shmuley wrote.


"It's not a joke, it's barely a tweet", Wolf said on her show "The Break" about Barr's tweet about former President Barack Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett.

She also snapped back at - and forgave - her co-stars, Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman, after they condemned her racist remarks.

Recent reports say that Roseanne Barr contacted the head of ABC pleading and begging for them to keep her show on the air, but it was to no avail.

"I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about (Jarrett's) politics and her looks", Barr tweeted. I'd worked doing publicity [for] them [for] free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis.

"It's also not a mystery to me that a person with mental illness could be taken in by a party that has lost its mind", Maher continued. Do you think pulling her show was the right thing to do?

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