Roseanne cast reacts to comedy's cancellation, star's racist tweet
The writers’ room was set to open today. The actors would have started shooting new episodes later this summer. But Roseanne will not see a second season thanks to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, and the cast is predictably mad as hell — not to mention overwhelmingly sad — that their reboot, which debuted to record ratings, will not return.
In a series of tweets, stars including Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert, and Emma Kenney, in addition to showrunner Bruce Helford, expressed sorrow for having to say goodbye to a comedy that they “poured their hearts and souls into” while condemning Barr’s bigotry.
Helford also released a response through his talent agency, United Talent: “On behalf of all the writers and producers, we worked incredibly hard to create an amazing show. I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is.”
Costars John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf have yet to comment on the cancellation. EW will continue to update this post as more reactions become available.