Today ABC announced they are going to pull the plug on the stellar rated hit sitcom Roseanne.The President of ABC Channing Dungey confirmed the network has decided to cancel the show due to Barr’s tweet comparing
former Obama White House aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
In a statement by Dungey today, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Channing Dungey made headline news back in 2016 when she became the first African-American to quarterback the massive entertainment division of a major TV network.
ICM Partners, the talent agency that represents Roseanne has also dropped her as a client. Sources tell us that reruns of the show also took an immediate hit and giant Viacom announced that it will drop the series from all of its channels. Earlier today Barr apologized for the tweet about Jarrett, but too little too late…