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ABC to air ‘Roseanne’ spinoff without Roseanne Barr this fall

ABC says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. Which is still crazy to me.

The alphabet network ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it. Barr said she agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members who were idled when “Roseanne” was canceled last month.

ABC said that the new series, with “The Conners” as its working title, will star John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and other “Roseanne” cast members. How Barr’s character, the family matriarch, will be erased from their life is still to be seen.  Same goes for any air date details.

“After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before,” the network said in its announcement.

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