After Roseanne wrote an offensive tweet (then tried to blame it on Ambien), her successful reboot series got canned by ABC. As the Twitterverse started buzzing about rumors of a new reboot show, ABC officially confirmed that the series will return without its controversial main star. The new show, tentatively called The Connors, will focus more on Dan and Darlene.
But fans are skeptical. After all, how do you make a show not about the person whose name is in the title? Well, fans came up with some theories for how writers can discreetly address the problem. From death to alien abductions, here’s a round-up of the weirdest.
Theory: The writers will dance around her absence by saying she’s “busy.”
Theory: She’ll be replaced by Danny DeVito.
Theory: She’ll be replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
Theory: They’ll simply edit her out.
Theory: She’ll be replaced by Forest Whitaker.
Theory: She’ll replaced by another ’90s show.
Theory: ABC will create a spinoff and kill off Roseanne in the first episode.
Theory: The show will morph into ‘Don’t Trust the B—h in Apartment 23’.
Theory: Instead of Dan dying, it was Roseanne who died all along.
Theory: She dies and goes back to her planet — ‘Simpsons’ style.
Theory: “She was just here!”
Theory: She dies of a drug overdose.
Theory: She’ll be replaced with a revolving door of guest stars
Theory: She’s kept on the show but kept in the basement
Theory: It was all a dream.