2018-07-02 09:43:17 UTC
Roseanne Barr On Possible Return to TV: "'I've Already Been Offered So
The comedian, who had her rebooted sitcom cancelled by ABC following
racist remarks on Twitter, revealed that she "almost already accepted
one really good offer to go back on TV."
9:26 PM PDT 7/1/2018
by Abid Rahman
The Hollywood Reporter
Roseanne Barr may make a second comeback in 2018 after she revealed that
she's been offered "many" opportunities to return to television.
Speaking on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast, her second appearance on
the program, Barr spends much of the interview talking about the Torah
and her Jewish faith, but she also intimated a possible route back to
television. "I've already been offered so many things and I almost
already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do
it. But we'll see," she said.
The comedian's iconic sitcom Roseanne was resurrected by ABC this year,
with a more Trump-friendly bent, and debuted to stunning ratings. But
the whirlwind beginning presaged a spectacular end as the show was
cancelled after Barr made racist remarks aimed at former Obama
administration official Valerie Jarrett. ABC is currently working on a
spin-off of Roseanne titled The Conners that will not feature Barr's
character, instead focusing on the rest of the cast.
Barr told Boteach that she didn't ask for money when she signed away the
rights to her eponymous show as an act of "penance" and that she "didn't
want to hurt the new show" or for the Roseanne cast, particularly
African-American actress Jayden Rey, to lose their jobs.
"I thought signing off of my own life's work and asking for nothing in
return I thought that was a penance. Sometimes you ask people what do
you think should be done to you, knowing what you've done wrong and it
seems that people always know what should be done to them. I just knew
that was the right thing and I want to do the right thing because I've
lived my life, most part of it, to do the right thing for all people,
not just Jews," she said.
Boteach also pressed Barr on whether she had reached out and apologized
to Valerie Jarrett privately. She said had not as yet, but she was
"praying for the right words" before she spoke to Jarrett.