John Goodman Admits Roseanne Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Has a ‘Hollow Center’ Without Barr

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The “Roseanne” spinoff, “The Conners,” aired this week, bringing a lot of emotion since star Roseanne Barr’s departure from the show — including actor John Goodman, who shared his emotions.

ABC quickly booted Barr from “Roseanne” after racially targetted tweets, however, the network found a way to reboot the series without the one of the main star’s.

Goodman told USA Today, “It felt great to be back,” although there was a “hollow center.”

“I miss Rosie real bad,” Goodman said, who is the husband of Barr’s character on the show — the network decided the answer to her disappearance was to kill her off.

The actor, who has been a supporter of his former co-star, shared previously with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel how hard it was for him after Barr was booted and how much she gave up.

“I mean, she is missed definitely,” Goodman previously said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “After that many years, it’s like a family. And last year was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away, it was almost like a dream.”

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The rest of the “Roseanne” cast continued to be a part of “The Conners.”

Actress Sara Gilbert, who is known as Darlene Conner on the show, told USA Today that the cast and writers “want to stay true to this kind of family,” adding, “but hopefully making people laugh and sometimes cry along the way.”

“What’s different now is we are missing our matriarch in the show, so our roles are redefined as they would be in a family.”

“People step up, relationships strengthen, people have to step into more of a caregiver role,” Gilbert said. “It’s allowed us to explore some new stories.”

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“In my last conversation with her, she was doing quite well,” executive producer Tom Werner told USA Today, adding that he’d predicted Barr would have “mixed feelings” about the spinoff.

The writers decided to kill off Barr’s character by an opioid overdose, to which Barr wasn’t thrilled.

Tweeting the same night as “The Conner’s” premiere, Barr fired back in a since-deleted tweet after her character was killed off, tweeting, “I AIN’T DEAD, B***HES!!!!”

“There are not enough shows about the working class and telling stories thru the lens of humor, heart, love, and comedy,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert added that the show owes a lot to its viewers, while Goodman has previously thanked Barr for allowing the show to go on.

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Screwtape
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Screwtape

Big crocodile tears John. I used to respect you.

You, Metcalf, and Gilbert ALL have successful careers and other options. Not one of you stood up or put yourselves on the line for Roseanne. Not one of you told the network “fire her and fire me”.

Talk is cheap. Actions count.

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Ditto!

Philippines
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Philippines

Who cares? It’s television. Why should it make any difference in your life or impact on the rest of the world? There are more important things in life. I didn’t even read this article or ever watch 1 show of it.

Marietta
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Marietta

Philippines, it’s more than just TV, it’s an indication of how destructive the lefts dangerous agenda really is if you dare to disagree with them. Roseanne is just the tip of the iceberg.

banstan
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banstan

Wow. “I didn’t even read this article or ever watch 1 show of it.” That’s all the info a typical libtard needs to comment on something.

Morte206
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Morte206

Best television analogy EVER!

Marietta
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Marietta

I’m dating myself, but the ‘Conners’ is like watching ‘I Love Lucy’ without Lucille Ball.
It’s not going to work.

Otisamsonite
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Otisamsonite

That is a lovely comparison, Marietta! And oh so apropos:)

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Otisamsonite

Heartburning, Gilbert. Stay on ”The Chat’ because ‘The Connors’ will soon be on the unemployment line. It is funny, hilarious, in fact, that ABC is touting ‘The Connors’ as the number one new comedy on television. Stepping in a pile of horse shit barefooted is bound to be funnier, especially… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

I totally agree..will never watch this without Roseanne in it…total B/S

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