ABC To Air New Show Similar To ‘Roseanne’

Julia Nista | General Assignment Reporter

ABC will revive a similar sitcom to “Roseanne,” but without its original star, Roseanne Barr, the network announced Thursday.

Associated Press tweeted: “ABC, which canceled its ‘Roseanne’ revival over its star’s racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.”

According to AP, the new show will air 10 episodes and will be titled “The Conners.” The network cancelled “Roseanne” in May following questionable comments made by the sitcom star, including comments about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarret. (RELATED: ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’)

Barr released a statement following her ousting from ABC:

I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.

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