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.
From Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 29, 2018
“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.