Actor John Goodman has declined to comment on the axing of Roseanne yesterday, telling Entertainment Tonight, he would “rather say nothing than to cause more trouble.”
Asked about a possible spin-off, Goodman simply said, “You’ve heard more than I have.”
The persistent journo, trying to elicit some kind of reaction mentioned that the axing had also resulted in ABC pulling its Emmy campaign, effectively meaning Goodman was out of the running for the Emmys.
“I wasn’t gonna get an Emmy anyway,” Goodman said. “I’ve been up there 12 times already, and if I didn’t get one I’m not gonna get one.”
Deadline has reported executive producers Tom Werner and Sara Gilbert, the main driving force behind the revival, are expected to meet with some of the series’ writers, led by executive producer / showrunner Bruce Helford, in a few days to kick around possible ideas for continuing the show without Barr.
But the hurdles to overcome would be significant given Barr has a financial interest in the work and retaining staff will be challenged by the need to resolve quickly.