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These Roseanne Fans Want a Darlene Spinoff, and It Might Just Happen

"The best part of the reboot anyway"

Amanda Bell

The show may go on?

After Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about a former Obama Administration official led ABC Entertainment to cancel its hit revival of Roseanne, the network is reportedly now considering a spin-off series centered on someone other than the series' title matriarch: Darlene.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has set a meeting to discuss the possibility of giving the sharp-witted middle Conner child the lead, with actress Sara Gilbert proposing a "rebrand" of the character. The network is said to be open to that and other ideas, so long as Barr is denied any financial gain or involvement in said production.

There's some serious support for the idea of a Darlene show on social media -- to the point that some fans have even started cooking up very specific plot points to make it happen.

Meanwhile, some are leaning more towards a "sisters are doin' it for themselves" type of program, with Darlene and Becky (both Beckys?) teaming up to tackle the world.

Either way, there are a lot of people who think the show could and should survive without Barr, while leaving everyone else in place (yes even, dead-but-not-really-ha Dan) ...

... even if it means he and/or Aunt Jackie just pop up once in a while, Fuller House style.

So, even if it sounds premature, since it's been less than a week since Roseanne's cancellation, don't discount the idea of a Darlene show just yet.