Sara Gilbert, left, struggled to fight back tears as she addressed the cancellation of "Roseanne" where she starred beside Roseanne Barr, center, and John Goodman, right. (ABC/Adam Rose)
Sara Gilbert displayed deep emotions on Monday during her appearance on “The Talk.”
The actress and comedian let it be known that she didn’t want “Roseanne” to end, but that she respects and stands by ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey’s swift decision to cancel the hit sitcom.
The actress continued, “I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process, however I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”
Gilbert drew applause from the audience at multiple points during her statement, as well as the end.
"Roseanne" was given the boot on Tuesday after the show's star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
Sheryl Underwood, a co-hosts on "The Talk," chimed in to voice her support with the decision.
“I’m really glad to hear you say that, because as a black woman who is a comedian, I’m very, very proud of Channing Dungey…” Underwood said. “And, as Spike Lee says, a lot of people came together to do the right thing. And, I’m happy to see that it was done swiftly.”
Gilbert initially tweeted after the show's sudden cancellation, distancing herself from Barr's views. The tweet drew a reaction from the embattled comedian.
On Friday, TMZ reported that ABC was seeing if there was a possibility of “re-branding the show and focusing on” Gilbert’s character, Darlene Connor, rather than Roseanne.
The outlet also reported that Gilbert had contacted her “Roseanne” cast mates and to gauge how much interest they had in a potential reboot, and that John Goodman is “very interested.”
Goodman plays Roseanne’s husband and Gilbert’s father on the comedy.
ABC as well as reps for Goodman and Gilbert did not return Fox News' requests for comment regarding a possible spinoff.