Roseanne not happy with fate for her character

Possible Spoiler:

Roseanne Barr is not happy with the fate that may await her character in the upcoming spin-off The Conners.

On a YouTube show Walk Away, Barr said Roseanne Conner will “die of an opioid overdose.”

The character having an opioid problem was set up on Roseanne last season, as she started taking pain pills after a knee injury. But Barr is not pleased with the direction she says The Conners will take.

“I wanted to show it in the show,” Barr said, referring to a possible addiction storyline. “But I was never going to have Roseanne die of an opioid overdose. It’s so cynical and horrible. She should have died as a hero or not at all.”

US network ABC declined to comment. The Conners debuts in mid-October in the US.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. I have watched every episode of Roseanne from it’s inception in the late eighties to the current season – including the final series – I will not watch a single episode of the Conners.

    • If she can keep off the Ambien. I hear that makes you do odd things – laugh when you should cry, cry when you should laugh, tweet bat****-insane conspiracies laced with racism when you’re really just a nice person trying to politely disagree, …

  2. Considering the final season ended with Roseanne just about to go in for surgery on her knee, it would make sense for her to die on the table. I guess we will need to wait and see exactly how they handle her absence.

    • Once Street Smart is gone, Ten should screen the unaired eps 9:45pm Mondays after HYBPA – even with a possible lingering backlash it can’t rate any worse and they were playing the encores in that slot.

      Then try The Conners in an earlier slot and if it tanks, 9:45pm Mondays or Eleven are both options

  3. 1. Given all the circumstances she doesn’t get to complain about the fate of the character
    2. Her being unhappy is probably fitting
    3. If that is how the character is written out, it’s an end that goes to a serious issue for America generally and the demographic of family the show portrays for more specifically, so it seems entirely appropriate.

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