How Barr will be written out of Roseanne spin-off
ROSEANNE Conner is being killed off her own TV show.
"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 confirmed how the script will reflect Roseanne's departure, the New York Post reports.
The US network cancelled the Roseanne reboot earlier this year after Barr's racist tweet, referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is black, the offspring of the "Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes."
In his interview, Goodman defended his co-star.
"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 US President Donald Trump, had a long history of making racist and conspiratorial comments before the 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.
"But I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed. I'm a depressive anyway, so any excuse that I can get to lower myself, I will. But that had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit."
Returning to Twitter this week, Roseanne thanked her co-star for "speaking truth about me, despite facing certain peril from producers and network."
She also tweeted to her followers that she is seeing new doctors and is "doing better now".
I thank John Goodman for speaking truth about me, despite facing certain peril from producers and network.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) August 28, 2018
got new Dr.’s and am doing better now. Thanks everyone! pic.twitter.com/XT57DBrzBs— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) August 26, 2018