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Do we really want this 'Roseanne' spinoff?

Roseanne Barr reveals that in the upcoming "Roseanne" spinoff, called "The Conners," her character is killed off with an opioid overdose. While viewers grow attached to the leads of hit series, Barr was blasted and then fired for a racist Twitter rant. Instead of letting the other beloved actors go, ABC decided to create a spinoff about the family without the original lead. While some praise the decision, others argue the legacy is damaged, and a spinoff is unnecessary. Do we really need this spinoff?

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Roseanne Barr blasted ABC for cruelty in killing off her character. The "Roseanne" revival was a hit, premiering with 18 million viewers before tanking because of Barr's racist comments. Even though the revival scored ratings, detractors argued against watching the show because of Barr's support for President Trump and for her political stances. The Wrap's Reid Nakamura reported on Barr's interview with YouTuber Brandon Straka :

Barr initially seemed contrite about the tweet, offering numerous apologies for the wording, but in the months since, her public comments about the network’s decision have grown increasingly heated.
“It wasn’t enough to do what they did to me,” Barr told Straka. “They had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show … [But] there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over. There’s no fight left.”
“The Conners,” which will focus on the show’s central family in the absence of Barr, is set to premiere in October.
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Some are arguing that there's no show without Barr. After all, she's the main character and creator of this fan favorite. 

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Some nostalgic "Roseanne" fans will give the series a shot, even without its original lead character.

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Do we really want this 'Roseanne' spinoff?
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A festive crown for the winner
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