Sara Gilbert Says She 'Stands by the Decision ABC Made' to Cancel 'Roseanne'
The cancellation of the Roseanne revival has incited a media frenzy since last week, as a racist comment tweeted by Roseanne Barr has been met by consternation and controversy. One notable cast member stands by ABC’s decision to cut the cord: Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene in the series and also co-hosts CBS' daytime show The Talk.
In the opening of Monday’s (June 4) episode of The Talk, Gilbert -- who spearheaded, executive-produced and co-starred in the show -- tearfully addressed the audience.
“I would like to say that this has been a difficult week,” she expressed about the defunct reboot, which was marred by controversy from the beginning. "A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I’m proud of the show we made. [Roseanne] has always been about diversity, love and inclusion, and it’s sad to see it end in this way. I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process."
“However,” Gilbert continued, “I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”
The statement was made after it was announced that ABC and Roseanne’s cast and crew have been debating a way to keep the show’s brand afloat, including a possible spinoff with Darlene as the main character. On or off the air, the Roseanne drama continues.