It's clear that Roseanne Barr will not be a part of the "Roseanne" spinoff, but a huge mystery surrounds how the show's matriarch will be written off the show — until now.
John Goodman, who plays Dan Conner, offered some insight on the fate of his onscreen wife, played by Barr. In a profile published on U.K.'s Times Sunday, Goodman said his character will be "mopey and sad because his wife's dead."
ABC announced the network would move forward with an unlikely spinoff, "The Conners," after Barr's namesake show was abruptly cancelled following her racist tweet to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett in May.
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ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey called the tweet "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."
Barr said her controversial tweet was misinterpreted and that she is not a racist, and Goodman agreed. "I know, for a fact that she's not a racist," he told the Times Sunday.
Goodman admitted he was "brokenhearted" and "surprised" at the show's cancellation, before dialing it back: "That's probably all I should say about it."
"Roseanne" returned to ABC in March, two decades after it ended its first run from 1988 to 1997. The original cast, including Barr, Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert, returned.