"I would like to say this has a been a very hard week", a solemn Gilbert told the live studio audience. "I will say I'm proud of the show we made", she continued. [Roseanne] has laways been about diversity, love and inclusion, and it's sad to see it end this way.
This image released by ABC shows Sara Gilbert, left, and Roseanne Barr in a scene from "Roseanne". The Talk was on hiatus during the Roseanne controversy, but returned on June 4 by diving right into the controversy surrounding the ABC show's star, Roseanne Barr.
Gilbert reacted similarly to the tweet, tweeting out a statement of her own denouncing Roseanne Barr's comments. Given how successful "Roseanne" was in the ratings, there's every chance Barr could seek a similar figure from ABC. The first episode bowed to a 5.1 rating in the adults ages 18-to-49 demographic, and the revival quickly went on to become one of the top broadcast series of the 2017-18 season.
Gilbert's co-host, Sheryl Underwood, also praised her. Barr has since apologized to Jarrett, who is black and born in Iran, and blamed the remark on tweeting under the influence of prescription sleep aid Ambien. The standalone series, believed to be entitled "Darlene", is expected to not only fill the gap that "Roseanne's" cancellation left on the network's programming, but also save the 200 plus people who were working on the axed show. Recently, the star discussed ABC's decision to end the TV show on The Talk, Deadline reports.