A meeting about a Roseanne spin-off is due to take place on Monday at Disney-ABC following the sudden axing of the hit sitcom.
Sara Gilbert (Darlene), who was the driving force of the 10th season revival, has been actively pitching a rebranded series built around her character, along with producer Tom Werner.
Media reports claim ABC is open to hearing pitches about a way to continue America’s #No. 1 TV show.
But moving forward without Roseanne Barr may prove difficult.
The series was created by Matt Williams and based upon a character created by Barr. Both the original and revived series were produced by Carsey-Werner Productions. But ABC is keen to avoid anything which financially rewards Barr.
Barr has indicated via social media over the past few days that she is ready to fight back. It is unclear whether that would involve litigation but she may mount a legal challenge should a Roseanne spinoff without her proceed.