The Hollywood Reporter says there have been no formal discussions to revive Roseanne without Rosanne Barr, but a meeting between producers and ABC is scheduled for next week. As The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg reports, ABC is "open to potential spinoff ideas with a catch: they have to be without Roseanne Barr and the actress and former head writer of the sitcom would not be able to financially benefit from any new incarnation of the series." Producers are up for any idea, including the Darlene-centered spinoff that TMZ reported earlier Friday. Still, Goldberg adds, "continuing Roseanne without Barr attached in any form may prove challenging. The series was created by Matt Williams and is based upon a character created by Barr. That could make an offshoot a thorny debate as it's unclear if just the character of Roseanne Conner falls under Barr's oversight."
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