Roseanne Barr’s co-star Sara Gilbert has said she stands by ABC’s decision to cancel the sitcom.
The actress, who played Roseanne’s daughter Darlene Conner, was speaking on US chat show The Talk on Monday.
“In addition to my statement, I would like to say this has been a very difficult week. A lot of people have been hurt by this,” she said, fighting back tears.
“I will say I’m proud of the show we made. The show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion and it’s sad to see it end in this way.”
The 43-year-old said she was sad for the people that had lost their jobs, adding, “However I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”
Hours after her appearance, TMZ reported that ABC wants to move forward with a second reboot of the sitcom and an announcement could be imminent.
They had previously reported that the focus would be on Sara’s character and John Goodman is said to be “very interested”.
The show was cancelled after Roseanne referred to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the “Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet Of The Apes”.
Roseanne, 65, later revealed she begged ABC executives not to cancel her show after the race row.
In since deleted tweets, she said she pleaded with Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, for a reprieve.