Roseanne won’t be back after all on ABC


Roseanne’s ratings may have been strong, but ABC seems to have had enough of the show’s star and has canceled it instead of keeping it around.

Welcome back to the week. Our long weekend is over, and TV fans had quite the story to contend with this morning: Roseanne star Roseanne Barr wrote a racist tweet about former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett this morning.

She then tweeted an apology … and now ABC, home of the show both in its past and present iterations, has stepped in and canceled the show.

The statement from ABC President of Entertainment Channing Dungey reads as follows:

"Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."

In his own tweet, linked above, Disney CEO Robert Iger said that Dungey had done “the right thing.”

But others were not so sure about whether or not to completely praise ABC for canceling the show.

The Hollywood Reporter, in its tweet, pointed out the popularity of the show’s revival:

If you missed it, Wanda Sykes, who was a consulting producer on the show, had already quit (by tweet) before ABC made the cancellation official:

And yes, she was very specific about her title:

Journalist Mark Harris speculated about whether or not the show could exist without its main character:

And other suggestions also arrived about what to do:

The show’s official Twitter account has not made or sent out any statements. A significant portion of the cast isn’t on Twitter, but here’s what Sara Gilbert had to say:

Mikel Jollett replied to Gilbert’s first tweet with the following:

Emma Kenney, however, did speak out:

And, summing it all up, here are Shonda Rhimes and Matthew Cherry:

Interestingly, ABC now has an open spot on its schedule for at least part of the next television season. Will it try another revival, as some have already speculated?