John Goodman on doing The Conners without Roseanne Barr: 'She is missed'

Lawrence Kim
October 9, 2018

In an August interview, Goodman hinted that the Conner matriarch would be killed off - "I guess [Dan]'ll be mopey and sad because his wife's dead", he said at the time - and Barr herself went on to confirm that her character will die of an off-screen opioid overdose, a fate she called "cynical and terrible".

Monday night where the host asked him about doing The Conners after Barr was sacked from the Roseanne revival earlier this year over a racist tweet. Last night, Conner family patriarch John Goodman visited Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he tried to avoid spoiling anything else about the Roseanne Barr-less spin-off series. "And previous year, it was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away it was nearly like a dream".

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey called Barr's comments "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent" with network's values and fired the actress, despite her apology.

Despite thinking "I'll be a big boy and handle this", Goodman acknowledged that he "crashed" in the wake of the cancellation, making a downward spiral with his finger to illustrate. Next week, a spinoff of the popular sitcom, The Conners, makes its debut-this time without the family's main star. "Then I fell down the stairs", said the actor.

Goodman more or less succeeded on that front, but he made waves when he insisted that Roseanne "gave up a lot" to get The Conners on the air.

Even though Goodman wanted the show to continue, he didn't know if it would happen. "You have to wait till next week". "They don't like me talking about it".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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