Report: Roseanne Barr could soon sign an agreement cutting her off from a proposed Roseanne spinoff
It looks like ABC's demand that Barr have no creative or financial involvement in a Roseanne spinoff is about to be met. "I hear Barr is expected to sign an agreement that would remove her from the potential spinoff and prevent her from suing over it," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "Terms of the agreements are unclear but it may involve a one-time payment from production company Carsey-Werner to Barr in exchange of her relinquishing any rights so she won’t be entitled to any profits from the spinoff." She adds that ABC is likely to proceed with the spinoff once confirmation of Barr's non-involvement has been met. "I hear, barring any last-minute change of mind by Barr — which would not be completely out of character — her agreement is expected to be signed soon," says Andreeva, adding: "I hear ABC has seven days after that to make a decision on a pickup." Andreeva also reports that ABC is leaning toward using The Conners as the spinoff title, emphasizing the family and its connection with the Roseanne series. The title Darlene was also under consideration because of the focus on Sara Gilbert's character. Meanwhile, Roseanne Barr appeared ready to "move on" and possibly sign the agreement, judging by a tweet this morning. "I forgive everyone who hurt me," she tweeted. "I forgive as fast as I can everyday. That is why I am able to live free. I want the best for everyone-I want no more racism or anti semitism or classism. I want peace! Let's all move on & help FREEDOM!"
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