John Goodman is enjoying a very busy period in his career with the forthcoming “The Righteous Gemstones” on HBO, “Black Earth Rising” on Netflix, and the “Roseanne” spinoff series on ABC, “The Conners,” but he admits it’s not the same without Roseanne Barr.
The comedian dropped by “Late Night” where he described it as “really odd” doing the “Roseanne” spinoff series without its original star and creator. “We used to have a lot of fun on the show and I really missed her this year,” he said.
“Roseanne” was cancelled after Barr posted a racist tweet and later gave up all of her rights to the show so the cast could continue working. It was after this that ABC announced “The Conners” spinoff, with people tuning in to the premiere in big numbers to see how she would get written off the show.
“That’s pretty permanent,” Goodman said of the writers’ decision to kill Roseanne Conner off to an opioid…