'I sent her an email and thanked her for that.
John Goodman minces no words in his first public comments since ABC canceled "Roseanne" in a cloud of controversy, saying he was "broken-hearted" by the events that took place after Roseanne Barr's well-publicized Twitter tirade. With the new name The Conners, many also questioned how they would deal with Roseanne's absence from the program. When referring to his character, Dan, he said "I guess he'll be mopey and sad because his wife's dead".
After her firing in May, Barr praised Goodman and Laurie Metcalf as "two of the greatest actors in the world".
"I know, I know, for a fact that she's not a racist", Mr. Goodman said of Roseanne Barr, who was sacked from the series in May after she compared former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is black, to a "Planet of the Apes" character on Twitter.
After the successful revival of her hit show, Roseanne, she blew it all up by going on a racist rant about former Obama administration aide, Valerie Jarrett.
While Kenney and McNamara had appeared as series regulars during Roseanne's tenth and final season, it marks a larger role for Rey would had previously appeared as a recurring character instead of part of the main cast. "I know for a fact that she's not a racist".
"She had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on", he added.
"Don't feel sorry for me, guys", she tweeted. ABC quickly denounced the remark as racist and Roseanne was immediately canceled. Within a few hours her show was axed, and later this summer it was announced the series would continue without her.
The 10-episode spinoff will premiere this fall, in the same Tuesday at 8 EDT/PDT time slot that was the planned home for Season 2 of "Roseanne".