To say that it has been a whirlwind of a week for TV giant ABC would be an understatement. While many applauded them for pulling the plug on the Roseanne reboot after Roseanne Barr’s racist barrage on Twitter, there are also tons of people saying that the show shouldn’t have been revived on the first place. Now, Sara Gilbert — executive producer on the revival and the actress behind Darlene Conner-Healy — has further addressed the show’s cancellation.
On The Talk‘s first live show following the shocking collapse of Roseanne, Gilbert opened with a tearful statement regarding the issue.
Gilbert’s co-host, Sheryl Underwood, also weighed in on the matter.
“Canceling the show so quickly sent a strong message and the right message, that’s for sure,” added Julie Chen.
But all hope may not be lost for Roseanne fans. It has been previously reported that ABC is coming up with ways to salvage the show, because as Jimmy Kimmel once said, “Just because Roseanne is gone, it doesn’t mean the whole show has to go. The show must go on.”
The network is currently in talks about possibly creating a spin-off centered around Gilbert’s Darlene. It’s also possible that they go on a different direction, and design a brand new show featuring John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, along with Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, and the newcomers. I guess we’ll have to just wait and see.