Roseanne cancelled by ABC

ABC has cancelled Roseanne after 10 seasons.

The network announced Roseanne’s renewal for a 2nd revival season earlier this year, but has decided to end the show anyway after statements made by the show’s star Roseanne Barr. After Barr’s racist tweet about Barack Obama’s former adviser Valerie Jarrett, ABC’s Entertainment president Channing Dungey released the following statement:

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

Before ABC had cancelled the show, Barr apologized to Jarrett and all Americans for what she said and announced she would be leaving Twitter.

Roseanne just wrapped up its 10th season last week as one of the biggest ratings hits of the 2017-2018 season. As a stable anchor on Tuesdays, the show returned as the number 1 show on broadcast TV. ABC will now have to rebrand their 8-9 comedy block on Tuesdays as The Middle, that aired between 8:30 and 9 finished its run as well last week.

Earlier today consulting producer Wanda Sykes announced that she would not be returning to the show, following Barr’s tweet. Also Sara Gilbert, who played Barr’s daughter on the show, denounced her TV mom’s comments on Twitter.

After the cancellation also Emma Kenney, who played Barr’s TV granddaughter spoke out against the statements that were made, stating she was about to quit when she heared the show got cancelled: