ABC CANCELS 'ROSEANNE'

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ABC has decided to give the ax to "Roseanne" after the show's creator and star Roseanne Barr delivered some rather controversial tweets.

The controversy which led to her dismissal had to do with Barr attacking former President Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett in a since-deleted tweet in which she said "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." 

Barr soon released a statement that showed regret by stating: "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste." 



ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey condemned Barr on Tuesday, saying: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show." 

This is nevertheless a shocking move from ABC, in a stunning move, especially since the show's revival has been such an otherworldly success for the network. The reboot had an incredible nine-episode run and finished as the last TV season's No. 1 scripted series, reaching as many as 22.1 million viewers during a single airing.

THR says: "Roseanne was the highest-rated and most-watched series of the broadcast season, eclipsing NBC's This Is Us and CBS' Big Bang Theory — which had been in a heated battle for top status."

The news is no doubt a downer for President Trump fans as they saw this ABC reboot of Roseanne as part of a push to finally adhere to middle American voices on television. The success of the revival was seen as a new phase in television, one that would no doubt spin more shows promoting a Trumpian-America, or the "voices of the forgotten."

[THR]