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Roseanne Barr responds to whether another network should pick up the show

Junie Sihlangu
May 31, 2018
11:24 A.M.

After ABC canceled the Roseanne show, die-hard fans hoped that another network would pick it up. The network of choice was Fox.

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Some fans of the sitcom wanted to campaign on Twitter to get the show to be taken by Fox, but Roseanne Barr didn’t seem keen. She simply responded that she wasn’t interested in other networks.

Roseanne was axed after its star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist message against Barack Obama’s former aide, Valerie Jarrett. On Tuesday, Barr stated that Jarrett was a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

The same day the President of ABC Entertainment Channing Dungey announced that the sitcom had been canceled. She blamed Barr’s ‘abhorrent, repugnant,’ and racist tweet for the decision.

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Not pleased with the results, Roseanne fans began rallying to have the sitcom moved to Fox. However, Barr didn’t seem keen on this idea.

Her simple response to the notion was ‘No, but thanks for your support.’ The hope that Fox could pick up the series came from the fact that they recently revived conservative Tim Allen’s series Last Man Standing.

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The show had previously belonged to ABC. The tenth season of Roseanne had seen the show tackle some political views that made fans believe it would fit in at Fox.

On one of the episodes, the show had a Muslim family living next to Barr’s on-screen family, the Conners. At one point, Roseanne Conner asked her sister if they could be terrorists.

The 11th season was supposed to focus more on family than politics but the show’s future is currently unclear.

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