To recap, ABC on Thursday officially ordered to series The Conners, a Roseanne revival spinoff sans Roseanne Barr, whose racist tweet led to last month’s stunning cancellation of the TV season’s top-rated comedy and No. 2 scripted program. The “new” sitcom will inevitably address the family matriarch’s whereabouts (or lack thereof) — though its options seem as limited as they are awkward. That’s where we come in.
What follows are just a few suggestions for how to approach the elephant in the room, before the series attempts to move on…
TOP 10 WAYS THE CONNERS
COULD WRITE OUT ROSEANNE BARR
10. Unable to kick her habit, Roseanne is now in rehab to overcome her opioid addiction.
9. Goes in for knee surgery, but shockingly dies on the table. Her death is only addressed when Dan receives a postcard in the mail from her gym offering a free kung-fu lesson.