“The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago,” ABC said in a statement.
How the spinoff deals with Barr’s exile remains to be seen (we’ve got some ideas on what the writers can do), however one that is certain is this: Some fans aren’t happy.
“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved,” Barr said in a statement.
As with any controversial decision, some viewers are pleased. Others? They’re letting their voices be heard.