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Roseanne spinoff The Conners greenlit by ABC

The star was fired from her own show after posting a racist tweet last month

Roseanne Barr's ex-husband says he knew reboot would 'not end well'

ABC has created a spinoff to hit sitcom Roseanne without Roseanne Barr following the racist tweet that saw her fired from her own show.

The new series is being made under the working title The Conners and will reunite Roseanne stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert.

Roseanne - a revival of the long-running sitcom which ran from 1988 to 1997 - was swiftly axed following a racist tweet involving former Obama adviser Valerie Jarett.

The Connors will run for ten episodes and Barr will have zero creative or financial participation. The show's producer revealed that she agreed to a settlement in a bid to prevent 200 cast and crew members from losing their job.

In the now-deleted racist tweet that prompted the cancellation of Roseanne, Barr described Jarrett, who is African-American, as a combination of “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes [sic].” She later blamed her tweets on the sleep medicine, Ambien.

Earlier this month, she claimed that her racist tweet was not racist at all but was instead denouncing anti-Semitism.

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