“Producers are moving toward an agreement that would allow them to go ahead with a ‘Roseanne’ spinoff … because Roseanne Barr is ‘seriously considering’ forgoing any profits from the new show,” reports The New York Post’s Page Six in a scoop.
The story, by Mara Siegler, reports: “A source close to the disgraced comic — who says she is ‘hunkered down’ with her parents in Utah — tells us, ‘Roseanne feels so bad about her antics she is trying to figure out a way to help people harmed by the cancellation. She’s considering giving up financial and creative participation in a spinoff so the people she loves can have jobs. Barr holding on is a stumbling block.'”
The story adds: “Last week, Barr tweeted, ‘I’m making restitution for the pain I have caused.’
“A rep for Barr didn’t get back to us, and ABC declined to comment.”
The story also notes: “Speculation abounds about which character would be at the center of the spinoff, but insiders tell us, ‘The smart money is on Darlene [Conner] and her family.'”
Darlene is played by Sara Gilbert. It’s been widely reported that the “Roseanne” reboot this past season was largely her idea.