Roseanne Conner is dead — on her own TV show.
Co-star and on-screen hubby John Goodman spilled the beans that Roseanne Barr’s character will be killed off in the Roseanne-less spinoff, “The Conners.”
“I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” Goodman told The Sunday Times of London about his character.
ABC hasn’t said how the script will reflect Rosenne’s departure.
The network cancelled the “Roseanne” reboot earlier this summer after Barr’s racist tweet, calling for Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is black, the offspring of the “Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”
In his interview with The Sunday Times of London, Goodman defended Barr.
“I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist,” said Goodman – whose own character Dan Conner was once killed off, only to be brought back through the magic of TV script writing.
Barr, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, had a long history of making racist and conspiratorial comments before that Jarrett tweet cost her the show.
Still, Goodman said he was surprised that ABC pulled the plug on “Roseanne.”
“I was surprised. I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response,” he said. “And that’s probably all I should say about it.”
Goodman admitted the cancellation sent him into a deep funk.
“I was broken-hearted, but I thought, ‘OK, it’s just show business, I’m going to let it go,’ ” he said.