Roseanne Barr Reveals “Roseanne” Character Dies of Opioid Overdose in New Spinoff “The Conners”


After having her popular sitcom series “Roseanne” cancelled earlier this year, Roseanne Barr is revealing spoilers from the upcoming spinoff, “The Conners.”

The comedienne appeared on Brandon Straka’s YouTube show Walk Away, where the two talked politics. The conversation then turned to her controversial Tweet and the cancellation of her show. As the interview continued, Brandon asked what was to come of Roseanne’s character in the spinoff.

“Oh they killed her,” she said. “They had her die of an opioid overdose. It wasn’t enough to just do what they did to me, they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show,” she said. “That’s what they chose to do. There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over. There’s no fight left. I did what I had to do to save my own life and I did it.”

The reboot of Roseanne’s show was one of the most watched shows on ABC but still the network decided to cancel the show, after it’s star tweeted controversial tweets about President Obama’s former aide, Valerie Jarrett, saying, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

While her younger cast mates came out against Roseanne’s actions, Roseanne’s TV husband, John Goodman and friend Tim Allen defended the star.

“I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist,” John said in an interview.

“She is inclusive and tolerant…I know Barr and she’s just not that person,” Tim shared.

“The Conners” will hit your small screen on October 16. You can hear Roseanne talk about the show at the 40:00 minute mark below.

Lisa Konicki
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