The once liberal Roseanne Barr has found herself embroiled in controversy over the last couple years as her support for President Trump has grown increasingly belligerent and unhinged. With the new name The Conners, many also questioned how they would deal with Roseanne's absence from the program. In a profile published on U.K.'s Times Sunday, Goodman said his character will be "mopey and sad because his wife's dead".
John Goodman, who played Roseanne's husband Dan in the series, was talking with the Sunday Times when he spilled the beans: Roseanne Conner will be dead.
Roseanne Barr will pay the ultimate price for the racist comments that got her fired from the highly rated reboot of "Roseanne" in May.
It's clear that Roseanne Barr will not be a part of the "Roseanne" spinoff, but a huge mystery surrounds how the show's matriarch will be written off the show - until now.
John Goodman reveals Roseanne will be killed off in 'The Conners' spinoff
Back in May Roseanne shared a tweet in which she claimed former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jett was a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. "I know for a fact that she's not a racist".
Goodman said he did message Barr during that time, saying: 'She had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on'. "But I thought, 'OK, it's just show business, I'm going to let it go.' But I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed".
Three more Conners have been added to the ABC Roseanne spinoff. "And she's still going through hell". It is scheduled to premiere for its ten-episode first season on Tuesday, October 16 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.
Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey are confirmed to reprise their roles as Roseanne and Dan Conners' grandchildren Harris, Mark, and Mary, respectively.