Roseanne Barr, best known for her titular series Roseanne, has revealed that she may already be considering a return to television, following being let go from Roseanne after her Twitter breakdown at the end of May. According to Barr, she has already received a number of offers to return to television, and she is strongly considering taking them.
Barr has become a commonly discussed celebrity in the last couple months. As an actress, she has been known to loudly express her frowned-upon ideologies and viewpoints, specifically on social media. In late May, ABC finally had enough of Roseanne's negative public tweets and decided to cancel her show in response to her making racist comments against former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.
Since then, Roseanne has been a bit of a loose cannon. Sometimes, she is humble about losing her show, acknowledging her mistake and saying she is working to change her ways. At other times, however, she continues to spew nonsense on social media with a number of hateful remarks towards other people, showing that she has not really learned her lesson following the cancellation of her show.
The public response to the cancellation of Roseanne has been rather interesting as well, with a number of people angrily claiming that firing Roseanne for making racist comments was an infringement of her rights. While this isn't technically true, it's very clear that a number of people want to see more of Roseanne on the small screen, and according to Roseanne Barr herself, this may still happen. Here is what Barr had to say on the matter.
"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."
While her tentative television return may not be the same as her run on Roseanne, her return would still be appreciated by a number of fans. The Roseanne series is moving on without Barr with a spin-off show, so perhaps it is for the best that Barr moves on without Roseanne.
Honestly, it's not too surprising to know that Roseanne Barr is receiving offers from other networks. The cancellation of Roseanne was a regular discussion topic last month, so bringing Barr back for a different series would attract a lot of popularity and attention, for better or for worse. Arguably, this is the same reason why the Roseanne spin-off The Conners is being greenlit by ABC. Though The Conners isn't predicted to be a long term series with numerous seasons, it will still gain some popularity simply because of the Roseanne controversy.
All in all, this report from Roseanne Barr to Rabbi Shmuley is certainly intriguing news. It will be interesting to watch Barr in the coming months to see if she does take up any of these offers, and to see how her potential return will be received by audiences. While some people will respond with open arms to Barr's return to the spotlight, other people are sure to be less forgiving. All things considered, it's safe to say that the Roseanne controversy is far from over.