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Roseanne says her character’s death made The Conners ‘grim and morbid’
October 17th, 2018 under Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Last night we finally found out how The Conners killed off Roseanne and needless to say she did not like it. First she took to Twitter and declared, “I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!”

Then she wrote a long post on Facebook with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. She started it off with, “While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of The Conners, all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character. That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.”

She then says that Roseanne was the only show that was healing the divide in this country. Of the shows that show both sides of the political spectrum, it is the weakest. The Carmichael Show, Superior Donuts and Last Man Standing all did/do a better job showing both sides of hot topic issues.

When it comes to The Conners, just like Roseanne last season, it is not as good as the original run. To me, the chemistry is not as strong. The actors seem to deliver their lines like punchlines instead of letting them flow naturally. They also don’t feel like lower class family in middle America like they did 30 years ago. That is why we liked it so much.

Having said all of that, will I watch? Yes. Will others, that I am not so sure of. Why watch a show that is nowhere near as good as the original, when you can just watch the original on several other networks.

When it comes to how they killed her off. If she did not like the opioid storyline, then why was it part of almost every episode last season. The writing was on the wall, they just had to put it down on paper. And they did. You can’t fault them and it was obvious from day one of her firing that was how they could get rid of her character.


John Goodman cannot thank Roseanne enough
October 9th, 2018 under Jimmy Kimmel, John Goodman, Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

John Goodman was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday and he talked about what it is like working on The Conners without Roseanne. He told the ABC late night host, “It was very weird doing the first show without her.” Then he said that the two of them would laugh together, but there was “always the danger of her peeing herself.”

He also revealed that after Roseanne got cancelled, he just crashed for a couple of weeks, his wife got sick and he fell down the stairs. Bad things come in threes, but then Sara Gilbert and producer Mark Werner were able to get them to do The Conners.

In order for that to happen, Roseanne had to give up a lot. Goodman said he cannot thank her enough for giving all of that up so that they can continue doing the show that is not the same without her.

Next Tuesday, we will see just how different it is without her. Are you going to watch?


Does this promo make you want to watch The Conners?
October 2nd, 2018 under Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

We are two weeks away from the series premiere of The Conners, so ABC released the first promo for the Roseanne spinoff without Roseanne.

The good news is they realized that they need to use Laurie Metcalf more. The bad news is that they still do not know what to do with Jackie. Actually, it looks likes a ’90s sitcom that aired in syndication that is not good enough for broadcast.

I would be more optimistic if the last season of Roseanne was better, but it was awful. It got worse with each episode. Therefore, The Conners should be even worse.


The Conners without Roseanne at the kitchen table
August 31st, 2018 under Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Back in May, ABC cancelled Roseanne over a racist tweet. Then in June, ABC picked up the show without her and called the spinoff The Conners. Now that it is August, they are finally back in production with the new sitcom.

ABC shared the photo of the cast without Roseanne at their infamous kitchen table for a table read appropriately enough. Even though there are three new castmembers because of the next generation, the table looks so much bigger without Roseanne’s ego.

The Conners debuts on October 16th. Are you going to watch?


Did John Goodman reveal how The Conners will deal with Roseanne?
August 27th, 2018 under John Goodman, Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Ever since it was announced that ABC fired Roseanne from her show and it will live on as The Conners, we have wondered how they are going to handle her absence.

John Goodman sat down with The Times in London and he might have spoiled what is to come on the spinoff. He told them, “It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.” It makes sense for them to go that way because how else can you explain why she left her family. Plus, they have the way out because she was addicted to opioids in the season finale and needed knee surgery.

But here is the other problem, if they focus on her death too much, then will be people want to watch a sad sitcom? Eight Simple Rules was able to do it after John Ritter suddenly past away, but Gimme A Break has some issues after Dolph Sweet passed away from cancer. Then there are shows like Good Times and The Hogan Family, that lost a lead to contract negotiations. Both shows were able to move after killing off the person who was let go from the series.

Will The Conners be able to do the same? We will just have to tune in starting on October 16th to find out. Personally, I am not optimistic because the show was pretty awful last season. How do you feel about it all?


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