Roseanne Barr's ex claims she wanted sitcom to be cancelled

Tonya Becker
June 1, 2018

They say ABC's issue is that the characters in Roseanne were created by Barr and Matt Williams, and if the sitcom carried on without her she would still rake it in.

Trump is implying that he is the victim of a liberal media double standard.

The President himself made it all about his reputation, too, tweeting: 'Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr.

Barr originally said her tweet about Jarrett was "indefensible" and begged for forgiveness, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers.

WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) did a story about Caputo's pipe dream, with anchor Scott Levin introducing the piece by Kelly Dudzik by saying "Roseanne's show might be able to make a comeback sooner that you think".


Roseanne's show was cancelled after she referred to Jarrett as an "ape" and suggested she was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood political movement.

Now, Barr wants the world to know that she tried everything she could to get Disney-ABC Television Group boss Ben Sherwood to reverse the decision to end the show.

Entertainment Tonight caught up with Goodman at a New Orleans auto fix shop, where he hesitated to discuss the fallout over Barr's racist tweet this week. Tweeted Trump: "Maybe I just didn't get the call".

The ill-advised attack on one of former US leader Barack Obama's top aides, Valerie Jarrett, cost Barr her revived sitcom, Roseanne, which was immediately cancelled by TV bosses at ABC.

"I failed2 correctly express myself, & caused pain2 ppl", she said in one post to Twitter.


"It had to happen", Arnold said.

Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, condemned Barr's comments, which she called "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". Her show has become a weekly source of controversy in the current American zeitgeist and it looks like ABC had just had enough. Her final tweet was a message to all the people involved in the series cancellation.

Following suit, a number of channels and streaming services have also pulled Roseanne reruns from broadcast.

She also apologised to "the hundreds of people and wonderful writers...and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet". "So that's important to me", Barr told THR. There already is speculation that ABC may try to figure out a way to make a sitcom featuring the Conner family members without "Roseanne".


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