ROSEANNE REBOOT SPINOFF STILL UNDER NEGOTIATIONS
ABC is currently pursuing options to create a Roseanne spinoff series that doesn't include its star Roseanne Barr. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barr has now agreed to give up control of the characters that she helped create, in order for the rest of the cast and crew to make a spinoff.
In order for the reboot to happen, Barr needed to waive her rights to the show and she has now tentatively agreed to do so and she will likely agree to a one-time payment of "go-away money”. ABC is rumored to have plans to center the spinoff around Sara Gilbert's character Darlene and some of the show's other cast members have already tentatively signed on—including John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf.
The reboot still technically has to be formally approved by ABC, but that seems very likely considering Roseanne was the network's top-rated program this season and brought in $45 million in ad revenue.