DailyMailTV: ‘People want Roseanne!’ ABC execs fear spin-off show “The Conners” will crash without its fired star when it debuts next week

  • ABC is bracing for the debut of The Conners on October 16 to see if the Roseanne spin-off will be able to survive without its main star
  • Two senior executives have told DailyMailTV that the network fears it has angered fans by firing Barr, 65, and that the new show will not be as well-received 
  • ‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her,’ one source said
  • The insider revealed firing the actress was a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ by ABC President Channing Dungey and ABC-Disney head Ben Sherwood 
  • ‘What we’ve discovered is that people want Roseanne – they don’t want the family by themselves,’ another source said
  • Barr was fired despite the show’s successful reboot after making what was perceived as a racist comment about Valerie Jarrett in May 

More story at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6261259/ABC-fears-Conners-flop-without-Roseanne-Barr.html

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