TMZ reports that executive producer Tom Werner began negotiations for a Roseanne Barr-less Roseanne over the weekend. "His involvement has all but sealed the deal," says TMZ, which adds: "There is a possible snag. Although ABC seems to have good cause to fire Roseanne as both the star and executive producer, the network may be contractually bound to pay her a fee or back end or both for her participation in creating the show. ABC, of course, could argue it's now a different show." The Hollywood Reporter adds that "it's likely the entire cast — sans star Roseanne Barr — and creative team, including showrunner Bruce Helford and the same writing staff, and crew would return for whatever the new incarnation is." Deadline, meanwhile, says following the weekend meeting with Werner, Roseanne producers and ABC executives are scheduled to have a "creative meeting" tonight to pitch ideas for a new series.