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What’s next for ‘Roseanne’ cast and crew?

From left, Whitney Cummings, Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Jayden Rey, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Chalke and Emma Kenney arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Roseanne" in Burbank, Calif in March.
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From left, Whitney Cummings, Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Jayden Rey, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Chalke and Emma Kenney arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Roseanne" in Burbank, Calif in March.

Most people agree Roseanne Barr got what she deserved for her racist tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. But what about the rest of the “Roseanne” cast - and, especially, crew - who find themselves unemployed now that ABC has canceled the show?

“Roseanne” was a monumental hit for the network -- it was also a means of income for the few hundred people who worked on the show. Our guess is that stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert will be fine, but there are plenty of others who worked behind the scenes who are looking for work today.

“I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet,” Barr tweeted after the show was canned.

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Twitter seemed to have plenty of suggestions. Some tweeted that the show could be rebranded, withBarr gone and Goodman and Metcalf, who played Roseanne’s husband and sister, becoming the focus.

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Whatever happens with the show - and it’s not clear anything will - “Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling has made it clear she’s happy to help, tweeting:

Barr’s regret must be small consolation for her costars and the “Roseanne” crew. And they can’t be happy that she’s continued to tweet and retweet since the show was canceled, in one case blaming Ambien for the Jarrett tweet, which she acknowledged was “indefensible.”

Actor Michael Fishman, who has played D.J. Conner on the series, tweeted that he’s “devastated” by the show’s cancellation, “not for the end of the ‘Roseanne’ show, but for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our jobs, and the audience that welcomed us into their homes.”

Fishman caled Barr’s comments “reprehensible and intolerable.”

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“Our cast, crew, writers, and production staff strived for inclusiveness, with numerous storylines designed to reflect inclusiveness,” Fishman tweeted. “The words of one person do not exemplify the thinking of all involved.

“In this moment it is important to be clear,” he wrote. “We must stand-up against: bias, hatred, bigotry and ignorance to make society a better place for all.”

Added Gilbert, who played Barr’s daughter on the show: