It's been a difficult few weeks for the stars of the Roseanne reboot. The show was abruptly canceled by ABC after star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, but soon after, the network announced a spin-off called The Conners starring Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene Conner on the original show from 1988 until 1997 as well as the 2018 revival.
And now, the actress says she's "so excited" for the new sitcom, set to air this fall. "Sara has a new TV show!" Sara's The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne declared on the show. "Her show, The Conners, has officially gotten the green light and will air this fall." Sara then exclaimed with a smile on her face, "I'm so excited, thank you all so much. I really appreciate it."
After the spin-off was announced, Roseanne Barr shared her feelings on the show she would no longer be included in. "I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved," she said at the time.
In late May, Roseanne tweeted a racist comment about one of former President Barack's Obama's former aides Valerie Jarrett comparing her to an ape. Soon after, Sara addressed how she felt about Roseanne's hurtful words. "Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least," she wrote on social media. "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love — one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member."
Soon after, it was reported that Sara won't ever work with Roseanne again. "She thinks that Roseanne is a disgusting and racist person. Sara will never, ever work with her again," an insider told Radar Online. The insider added that Sara is glad Roseanne "is finally getting what she deserved a long time ago." We can't wait to watch The Conners in a few months!