Actress/comedian Roseanne Barr has appeared on Rabbi Shumley Boteach’s podcast (via Deadline) this week to offer her take on ABC’s upcoming “Roseanne” spin-off series “The Conners”.
The network famously fired Barr and scrapped the top-rating revival season of the sitcom following a racist joke tweet by its titular star. Rather than leaving the cast and crew in the lurch, the network has retooled the series into a spin-off following the rest of the family carrying on in the wake of what’s believed to be the death of the Roseanne Conner character.
Barr says she isn’t planning on watching, but will rather take a vacation to Israel and will not ‘curse it or bless’ the new show. Her plan, for now, is to not pay attention to it:
“I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone and I don’t wish good for my enemies. That’s what I gotta do… I have some mental health issues of depression and stuff. I got to stay in the middle or I’ll go dark and I don’t want to go dark again. I’ve done it – after all, I was married to Tom Arnold. Ha! Ha!”
She also revealed that she’s already working on a new sitcom which she says is “very funny” but did not elaborate on the project. “The Conners” is slated to premiere on the network on October 16th.