ABC will reboot “Roseanne” this fall without Roseanne. Sara Gilbert, John Goodman, and Laurie Metcalf will all return to the show, which will now be called, “The Conners.” Roseanne Barr signed off to forego royalty payments from the spin off series. She said, “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from ‘Roseanne.’ I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved.” No word yet on how writers will explain Roseanne’s absence.
MTV is bringing back a bunch of their old shows. Through a new production unit, MTV Studios, the network will revive the animated series Daria and Aeon Flux as well as the reality series The Real World. The shows won’t necessarily air on MTV.
Demi Lovato released a powerful new song Thursday called, “Sober,” revealing that she has fallen off the wagon after six years of sobriety. Demi has always been open about her battle with substance abuse. In the dark piano ballad, the singer apologizes to her family, friends, fans, and herself and promises to get help. She sings, “I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again. I want to be a role model, but I’m only human.”