The reboot of the sitcom, which also starred John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, was cancelled last week, after star and creator Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet, in which she suggested former aide to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, looked like an ape.
Through tears, the actress and show's executive producer said it's been a hard week, but that she is proud of the revival the cast and crew made.
"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement on May 29.
"The show has always been about diversity, love, and inclusion", she continued. Gilbert says it's sad how the show ended and that many people lost their jobs over Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet. The CEO of ABC, Channing Dungey, is a black woman, leading some to believe that was the sole reason for the speed of their decision to cancel the series. Sources tell the outlet that the show would likely be titled Darlene, and that Roseanne Barr's character would probably be revealed as dead on the new series.
Co-host Sheryl Underwood quickly reacted to Gilbert's statement, saying she's happy to hear the latter choose the right side.More news: Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer in world first, study shows
After receiving criticism and hearing about the cancellation, Barr apologized but referred to her controversial gesture as a result of "ambien tweeting".
Barr has a history of tweeting offensive comments and peddling conspiracy theories. And it's sad to see it end in this way.
According to Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold, there's a "big meeting" this week to discuss the future of the show, which could centre around Sara Gilbert's character instead. As it was previously reported, ABC chose to cancel the show indefinitely after they called her tweets "abhorrent" and "repugnant".