Get ready for Darlene, y’all!!!!!
ABC execs are inches away from greenlighting a second reboot of Roseanne after connecting with Tom Werner, who produced the sitcom through his company Carsey-Werner, over the weekend to kick negotiations into high gear.
Sources familiar with the situation told TMZ that Werner spoke with top network suits to move forward with a Roseanne spinoff without its leading lady and reluctant Ambien spokesperson, Roseanne Barr.
Insiders say the network is working out last-minute details, which mostly revolve around Roseanne. While the network had a solid cause to fire the comedian as both the star and executive producer, it might be contractually obligated to pay her a fee or back end for her involvement in creating the show.
Of course, ABC could always argue it’s a different show entirely. The potential spinoff has been speculated to focus on Sara Gilbert‘s character, Darlene. (Or, even better, Laurie Metcalf‘s Jackie!!!)
Whatever direction the Roseanne-less Roseanne takes, ABC seems bent on trying to salvage the jobs of those affected by its decision to cancel the show. Insiders say an announcement could come as early as this week!
Do YOU think ABC can make a brand new train out of this train wreck?
[Image via ABC.]