ABC orders ‘Roseanne’ spin-off, sans disgraced actress Roseanne Barr
ABC ordered a 10-episode spinoff for the comedy show “Roseanne,” which was canceled in May after lead actress Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet. The new series, which has the working title “The Conners,” is set to be aired this fall, the company said in a statement. It will star John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert. Barr will have no creative or financial participation in the show, ABC stressed.