Roseanne is making some serious changes. According to Variety, co-showrunner Whitney Cummings is leaving the ABC TV show ahead of season 11.
As reported earlier, ABC has already renewed the sitcom reboot for another season. The cast includes Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, Sarah Chalke, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey.
On Twitter, Whitney Cummings announced she not be co-showrunner for season 11 of Roseanne due to scheduling conflicts. Additionally, IndieWire reports the ABC series’ will try to work in more diversity for season 11, including more Hispanic characters and Muslim neighbors.
From EP Bruce Helford:
We don’t want to be preachy. We’re not doing issue-of-the-week. But at the same time, we will definitely be handling issues that are political hot buttons. The show will continue to get this dialogue going. What I’ve said to everyone is, ‘Whether people agree with the show or don’t agree with the show, I love the level of discussion that’s going on about this show in America.’ It’s a really intense and educated discussion between the bloggers and the critics and the reviewers, the lovers and the haters. It really has been, I think, really healthy.”
See Cummings’ announcement below:
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) May 18, 2018
What do you think? Are you watching the Roseanne reboot? Will you watch season 11?