John Goodman: ABC to kill off Roseanne's character for 'The Conners’
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John Goodman said in an interview published Sunday that ABC's new sitcom "The Conners" will deal with the exit of former "Roseanne" star Roseanne Barr by killing off her character.

“She had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on,” Goodman told The Times of London. “I sent her an email and thanked her for that. I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell.”

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Goodman played Dan Conners alongside Barr on "Roseanne" for years, including the relaunch, which began in 2017.

ABC promptly canceled "Roseanne" and fired Barr in May after she tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama, was the offspring of the Muslim brotherhood and apes.

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In June, ABC announced it would be premiering a spinoff called "The Conners" without Barr's formerly eponymous character.

When asked how it will be for the cast to continue after Barr’s departure, Goodman said of his character, “It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”

Goodman told The Times that he was surprised at the network’s response to Barr’s tweet, adding “I know, I know for a fact that she’s not a racist.”