ABC Cancels ‘Rosanne’

ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the show’s biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.

The cancellation stunned Hollywood. The revival of “Roseanne” premiered to huge ratings just three months ago. Pre-production was already underway on a second season, which was scheduled for Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall.

The cancellation stunned Hollywood. The revival of “Roseanne” premiered to huge ratings just three months ago. Pre-production was already underway on a second season, which was scheduled for Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall. But then Barr went on her Tuesday morning tweetstorm, demonizing Valerie Jarrett, Chelsea Clinton and George Soros. ABC went silent for several hours while deciding what to do. By late morning on the West Coast, executives had decided to boot the reboot. When asked why ABC ultimately decided to cancel the show, a Disney source said, “It’s a question of right and wrong. And it’s a question of our company’s values.”

In one of Tuesday’s tweets, she wrote, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

Barr was responding to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to President Obama. She replied to CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and said it was “a joke.” But Barr later deleted the tweet and tweeted an apology to Jarrett and “all Americans.”

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