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John Goodman claims it’s ‘so much fun’ on ‘The Conners’ after Roseanne’s controversial firing

Manuela Cardiga
Dec 17, 2018
05:39 P.M.

It doesn't look as if Roseanne Barr's former colleagues miss her on the set of "The Conners."

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John Goodman, who plays Roseanne Conner's grieving widower in the spin-off series "The Conners" seems to be recovering nicely from his" loss".

Goodman and the rest of the original cast from the 90s hit series "Roseanne" are doing well without the original series namesake, actress Roseanne Barr.

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"ROSEANNE'S" CANCELATION HIT THE CAST AND CREW HARD

The 2018 reboot of the original series was proving to be wildly popular and a second season was in the works when it all came crashing down.

Actress/comedienne Roseanne Barr posted a comment on Twitter in which she likened former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to "Planet of the Apes."

ABC characterized the post as "abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values," and promptly canceled the show.

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Goodman, who had defended Barr when the Twitter scandal broke, admitted that she isn't missed on set.

A SASSY SPIN-OFF SAVES THE CAST AND THE CREW

A month after the cancelation, ABC announced it would be creating a spin-off series entitled "The Connors," starring the original crew, with the exception of Roseanne Barr.

Her character, Roseanne Conner, was quickly "killed off" with an opioid overdose leaving her grieving husband and children to cope with her loss.

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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

The spin-off has proved to be a runaway success, with millions tuning in to follow the lives and loves of the Conners as the struggle to carry on without Roseanne.

And according to Goodman, work has never been more fun.

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GOODMAN ADMITS THAT BARR ISN'T MISSED

The actor revealed that the cast and crew are having fun and that he hopes that ABC will renew the series for 2019.

Goodman, who had defended Barr when the Twitter scandal broke, admitted that she isn't missed on set and that he hasn't been in touch with her since "Roseanne's" cancelation.

Goodman stated in Barr's defense that she had given up her rights to profit from "The Conners" to make the new series viable for the cast and crew.

ABC PLANS A SECOND SEASON OF "THE CONNERS"

When ABC announced a spin-off series of its hit comedy "Roseanne" after its cancellation back in June, many believed it would not succeed without fired actress/comedienne Roseanne Barr.

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They were wrong. The new series, entitled "The Conners," and starring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, and Lecy Goranson debuted with surprisingly high ratings four months after "Roseanne" had been canceled.

"The Conners" debuted with 10.6million viewers and ABC is now negotiating a second season with the cast.

In a related story, Roseanne Barr reacted with bitterness to her character's "death" in the first episode of "The Conners."

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