ABC bigwigs are reportedly considering a re-branded spin-off of Rosanne focused on Sara Gilbert's character Darlene and her children.
Tom Werner, who produced Roseanne through his company Carsey-Werner, is involved in the effort to reboot the show around Gilbert, and John Goodman is 'very interested,' sources familiar with the situation told TMZ.
Gilbert has even been calling cast members herself to gauge interest, those sources said.
Her character Darlene, a mother of two, ended the rebooted season 10 stuck unhappily in a job as a cocktail waitress on a riverboat casino.
Several season 10 story-lines focused on Darlene's children Harris (Emma Kenney) and Mark (Ames McNamara), including Harris' misbehavior and Mark's preference for women's clothing.
ABC bigwigs are reportedly considering a re-branded spin-off of Rosanne focused on Sara Gilbert's (above) character Darlene and her children
Gilbert (left) has even been calling cast members, and and John Goodman (right) is 'very interested,' sources said. Ames McNamara (center) plays Darlene's son Mark
Meanwhile, multiple sources told DailyMail.com that a possible spin-off of the show is not out of the question, potentially featuring Gilbert, Goodman and Laurie Metcalf.
One of the sources said that Gilbert is dealing with the cast and crew after the fallout from creator Roseanne Barr's racist tweet left over 200 people without a job, and will be speaking with writers and producers this week in a meeting that had already been planned prior to Tuesday.
The second source said that Goodman and Metcalf would be open to filming with one another and Gilbert, provided that the writers and producers could come up with the right idea.
That source added that nothing had been presented to either actor at this time and likely would not be discussed until after Metcalf completed her run in Three Tall Women on Broadway.
Goodman and Metcalf have no upcoming projects at this time due to the fact that they were scheduled to start filming in July.
Metcalf, who is in a production of Three Tall Women on Broadway, was photographed on stage Wednesday for the first time since the scandal broke.
Reps for ABC and Metcalf did not respond to requests for comment.
Multiple sources tell DailyMail.com that a possible spin-off of the show is not out of the question, potentially featuring stars Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert. Metcalf (right) is seen during a performance of Three Tall Women on Broadway on Wednesday night
Metcalf and Goodman have no upcoming projects at this time due to the fact that they were scheduled to start filming in July
Roseanne defended costars Laurie and John Goodman, and said she was sick that they lost their jobs
Star power: Mindy Kaling and Joss Whedon shared their hopes and dreams for Metcalf and Goodman
All three stars will be paid for the 13-episode season regardless of whether or not they film according to The Hollywood Reporter, with their $300,000-per-episode contracts coming out to just over $3 million in potential pay.
That is close to $9 million that will have to be paid out for just those three stars, on top of the millions ABC is set to lose in potential revenue from ad sales.
Meanwhile, Tom Arnold is claiming this could all cost ABC up to $1 billion in lost ad revenue and salaries.
Roseanne and its star had been front and center at the network's upfronts just a few weeks ago, leading the push to lure in advertisers for ABC.
At that presentation Ben Sherwood, the president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, joked about the star's Twitter.
'For the record, I have absolutely nothing to do with Roseanne's Twitter account,' joked Sherwood.
'Take a look at her most recent