John Goodman Reveals Fate of Roseanne Character

Says his character, Dan Conner, will 'be mopey and sad because his wife's dead' in spinoff
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2018 6:21 AM CDT
In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appear in a scene from the reboot of "Roseanne." The show has since been canceled, and a different one is in the works, without Barr.   (Adam Rose/ABC via AP, File)

(Newser) – ABC hasn't officially revealed yet how it will deal with the absence of Roseanne Barr when the The Conners spinoff debuts in October. But star John Goodman may have just done so: In an interview with the UK's Sunday Times, Goodman says this of his own character, Dan Conner: "I guess he'll be mopey and sad because his wife's dead." In the interview, Goodman also insists that Barr herself is not racist, despite the infamous tweet that caused ABC to cancel the reboot of Roseanne. Barr will have no say in the new spinoff, notes Deadline, and Goodman says he thanked her in an email for relinquishing her rights to the series to allow it to move forward. "I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time," he says. "And she's still going through hell." (Read more Roseanne Barr stories.)

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