ABC considering a version of ‘Roseanne’ without Roseanne Barr

Sergio Cunningham
June 2, 2018

"I begged them not to cancel the show", she tweeted.

A Republican leader in Florida has said he doesn't understand the anger generated by Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing a former adviser to President Barack Obama to an ape.

Barr, who grossed about $21 million for starring, directing and producing nine episodes of the ABC revival (Roseanne's 10th season overall), said she even volunteered to work for free in an effort to keep the series' staffers on a payroll.

A source tells ET that ABC is continuing talks with producers about trying to save jobs by finding a way to reprise and rebrand the canceled sitcom into a new show possibly centered on other characters from the cast.

As Thursday closed, Barr made it known she had "begged" for ABC not to cancel her show. Depending on the star's contract with the production company, CNN reports, Barr may have to be bought out of her stake in the show.

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Following the announcement of the show's cancelation, Barr posted a now-deleted tweet in which she apologized to the Roseanne crew as well as her fellow cast members.

In one of the latest tweets that she ultimately deleted, Roseanne Barr is saddened about how her Black co-star will perceive her after her racist comment. She's not doing well and doesn't want to travel, and she's gone radio silent on me, so I'm just going to step away.

When asked to comment on the recent controversy, Barr simply said: 'I believe in one law for all people, I love all people have a nice day'. "I begged for people's jobs".

Barr, who has tweeted that she was leaving the social media platform before, also claimed on Thursday that she was "signing off for a while". "The whole thing has been pretty brutal on her, and I hope she can find some peace". I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family!

Barr, who had earlier asked God to help her "use this bad experience" to move into a place where she could help the "homeless, battered and hopeless", again apologized and offered "prayers for (the) healing of our divided nation".

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