ABC has worked it all out and Roseanne will be coming back....well, minus Roseanne.
The network announced the launch of 'The Conners' a spinoff show focused around Darlene's character. Sara Gilbert, the actor who portrays Darlene is a major producer of the show.
The good news....everyone is returning who ABC will allow to return. Basically, everyone will be on the show except Roseanne, who has also relinquished her rights to making any money on the show.
The bad news....those of us who grew up with Roseanne will most likely have to deal with her death. The season ended with Roseanne going in for knee surgery, and obviously tragedy will strike, leaving the family to claim a new dynamic.
I have mixed emotions....I hate what happened, I loved the original show, and I wish we could go back in time and she never say those vile things. But....it is what it is. I guess I'll have to settle for the beloved characters from my childhood show. Aunt Jackie and Dan are certainly strong characters...but they needed Roseanne to play off of. I worry that Roseanne was the driving force. We shall see...