Goodman finally spoke candidly about his struggle with the abrupt cancellation earlier this year.
John Goodman was hit hard by the cancellation of the "Roseanne" reboot earlier this year.
The actor, who also starred in the original series in the '90s, opened up to People.com about his struggle with ABC's decision to terminate the hit show following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet regarding a former White House adviser.
"I was consciously trying to accept it," Goodman said of the period right after the show's cancellation. "Just like, 'Okay, this is happening, just breathe and go with it.' Underneath I’m trying to get out of a plastic bag that is closing in on me, but I'm trying to be calm on the surface. I remember that contradiction."
In addition to the beloved reboot being axed -- which he admitted led to "about a month" of struggle -- other things began to fall apart in his life: "And then other things started going wrong. I fell down the steps and broke a rib. My wife got sick — just all kinds of weird stuff happened at one time. But I just had a feeling that it would work out."
Thankfully, things seem to have come together as a spinoff series of "Roseanne" called "The Conners" was greenlit soon afterwards.
ABC dropped the first preview of the show earlier this week, giving fans a glimpse of what the family dynamic is like after Roseanne Conner leaves.
How that happens, though, is still a mystery. According to the female comedian, her character will be killed off via an opioid overdose.
The trailer doesn't make any reference to Roseanne, though. In fact, it's all laughs, with Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) talking to Darlene (Sara Gilbert) about preparing for the holidays.
"I thought we should talk about a game plan for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas," Jackie says.
"I say we follow the Conner tradition," Darlene replies. "Spend every dime we have on Halloween and then we have nothing to be thankful for or buy gifts with."
"Roseanne" was canceled after Barr wrote the infamous racist tweet comparing former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. We'll see how Barr's departure is handled when "The Conners" premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 8/7c on ABC.
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