ABC cancels “Roseanne” in response to “repugnant” Twitter statement

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ABC has cancelled the recently revived “Roseanne” in response to a recent Twitter rant from the show’s star, Roseanne Barr. The Disney-owned television network released a statement today explaining their decision.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” the statement from ABC president Channing Dungey read.

Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, released a statement on his Twitter account backing up the decision to cancel the series.

“Roseanne” first aired in 1988 and ran for nine seasons before its 1997 finale. After the show was revived last year, a nine-episode tenth season began in March of this year. The series was previously renewed for an 11th season that will now be scrapped.

Source: TVLine


  1. Jeremy

    Rob Iger is a repulsive hypocrite who hired far-left Kieth Olberman for ESPN. Olberman said abhorent things on Twitter with no controversy.

  2. Victor

    With all the vile things said by people on ABC apparently with full approval by senior management it should not be all that remarkable when someone says something that’s controversial. The ABC management has established a baseline where pretty much any vile thing can be said or done. Or I guess nearly anything, so long as it’s hateful against our current Commander in Chief or his family and supportive of the previous administration.

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