Rosanne Barr Character Written Off As Dead – John Goodman Slips?

Roseanne Barr’s hit show Roseanne is now rebooting as The Conners but it wasn’t known how ABC was scripting her departure. That is until John Goodman, Roseanne’s on-air husband, Dan Conner, dropped a hint. Roseanne Conner is no more and it looks like the show will be grieving her character as dead.

Roseanne Barr Written Off as Dead?

It looks like The Conners will be mourning the death of the matriarch on the show. Or at least the character of Dan Conner sounds like he’ll be grieving. Goodman was discussing his character on the show when he shared information. What he said sounded really clear – he’ll be a bit on the mopey side because “his wife is dead.” Does that mean Roseanne Conner will somehow die on the show?

Goodman said, “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”  This is how Goodman described the fans seeing Dan Conner when the new show premieres, according to The Star. It sounds as if the real-life John Goodman was also a bit mopey a while back when he was hit with of the cancellation of Roseanne.

He said in a recent interview that he was actually depressed over Roseanne’s demise. He also said that he knows Roseanne Barr is not a racist. ABC  took Roseanne off the air over Roseanne Barr’s tweets. Those tweets were deemed racist. But it wasn’t just Roseanne who was out, everyone was without a job on the show.

The Conners Re-Boot of Roseanne

Roseanne wouldn’t hear of the rest of the cast and crew suffering. She didn’t want their jobs gone because the-powers-who-be decided to wipe her off the air. She signed over all her rights to Roseanne so that it could go on. This meant that the people she’s come to love would get their jobs back and they did.

John Goodman said he called her to thank her for that but he didn’t hear back from her. He also said that she was going through the mess at the time over the show ending. So he understands why he didn’t hear from her.

John Goodman Tight-Lipped Until Now!

Goodman has kept rather quiet about Roseanne Barr and the end of the show, that is until now. He hasn’t said much except that he was very surprised when he learned Roseanne was abruptly canceled. This is more than he’s offered up in the past.

As of today, The Conners is in the works with the rest of the cast and crew. All came back on board except for Roseanne Barr. The Conners will bring back stars Sara Gilbert(Darlene), Laurie Metcalf(Jackie), Lecy Goranson (Becky), and Michael Fishman (D.J.). Come back to Soap Dirt often for more TV and Reality News.

Roz Zurko

Soaps are an infatuation of mine and reality TV lets me be that fly on the wall when it comes to witnessing all types of behavior, as it never amazes me what people will say and do with the cameras rolling.