Friday, February 26, 2021

ABC Considering ‘Roseanne’ Reboot with Sara Gilbert as Focus

sara gilbert & rosanne barr
Sara Gilbert & Roseanne Barr on ‘Roseanne’ – (via ABC)

*Well dang! Here’s some news that bound to get some double takes from folks. We’re hearing that ABC is looking into bringing back “Roseanne.” However, it will be centered around Sara Gilbert‘s character.

Yep, you read that right. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ the powers that be at ABC are exploring the possibility of re-branding the show and focusing on the character Darlene instead of Roseanne.

We’re told Sara’s been calling cast members to gauge their interest in the event ABC gives the reboot the green light. We’re told John Goodman is “very interested.”

Our sources say Tom Werner, who produced “Roseanne” through his company Carsey-Werner, is involved in the effort to reboot the show around Sara.

What’s more … ABC is desperately trying to salvage the jobs of those who were affected by its swift decision to cancel the show earlier this week … especially for the writers and crew.

As we reported, ABC canceled “Roseanne” within hours of it’s star, Roseanne Barr, tweeting that President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett is the child of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.”

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