Roseanne and her Rabbi react to 'The Conners' by calling it 'grim' and 'morbid' thumbnail

Roseanne and her Rabbi react to ‘The Conners’ by calling it ‘grim’ and ‘morbid’

Roseanne Barr isn’t happy about the way her character was killed off on The Conners. In a statement released after the East Coast premiere of the Roseanne spin-off Tuesday, Barr — together with her “longtime Rabbi and friend, World Values Network Founder Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,” issued a statement regarding the sitcom. “While we wish the […]

Roseanne Barr says Valerie Jarrett tweet 'cost me everything' — then insults her hair thumbnail

Roseanne Barr says Valerie Jarrett tweet ‘cost me everything’ — then insults her hair

Roseanne Barr is back on TV for the first time since she was fired from her ABC sitcom for her now-infamous tweet. During a wide-ranging interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday night, Barr offered another lackluster apology for likening former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an “ape” on social media. “I was hacked,” Barr, 65, […]

Roseanne update: ABC may consider putting costars in new show thumbnail

Roseanne update: ABC may consider putting costars in new show

Meet the … Bonners? There could be a scenario in the works where ABC salvages significant parts of Roseanne without having to say goodbye to some of the best actors on television (here’s looking at you, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman). Though ABC made a swift decision Tuesday to cancel the successful reboot, EW has learned […]

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ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’

ABC has canceled Roseanne. The network’s abrupt decision to yank the reboot comes only hours after star Roseanne Barr made a racist tweet Tuesday morning attacking former President Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Barr used Jarrett’s initials and wrote, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent […]

Roseanne Barr Says She 'Begged' ABC to Let Her 'Make Amends': 'I Was Willing to Do Anything' thumbnail

Roseanne Barr Says She ‘Begged’ ABC to Let Her ‘Make Amends’: ‘I Was Willing to Do Anything’

Roseanne Barr is continuing to explain herself after her shocking Twitter spree and Tuesday’s cancellation of her ABC sitcom Roseanne. The actress, 65, tweeted on Thursday following a turbulent week in which she and hundreds of others lost their jobs after she made a racist remark about Valerie Jarrett, former Barack Obama advisor, on Monday. “I […]

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ABC boss defends ‘ROSEANNE’ black, Asian families joke…

ABC says Roseanne will edge away from politics as it goes into next season. While on a conference call with reporters, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey was asked if she felt that stories about Roseanne Barr’s politics have overshadowed how the comedy series revival is perceived as entertainment. “I do think there’s a little bit of […]


Has the New Roseanne Completely Forgotten the Old Roseanne

During its original run, Roseanne was a lightning rod for a multitude of reasons—not the least of which was Roseanne Conner’s parenting style. She was loud, crass, and more permissive than a traditional sitcom parent, a far cry from the squeaky-clean, 1950s sensibilities the series frequently mocked. One thing she never made a habit of, […]