Jimmy Kimmel addresses “Roseanne” cancellation of his Tuesday night show with a possible spin-off solution. Here, She interviews Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in March, for the shows reboot premiere.
Jimmy Kimmel has come up with a plan to “Roseanne” to go after the news that the popular show’s reboot was cancelled hours after the series’ star, Roseanne Barr, posted a racist tweet about President Obama ‘ s former assistant, Valerie Jarett.
On Kimmel Tuesday night ABC show, the talk show host addressed the news of the cancelled series. But Kimmel suggested that the show doesn’t completely disappear from ABC.
“Hear me out, just because Roseanne is gone, does not mean that the whole show. The show must go on! That is what we say in the show business. And with that said, I have an idea that I think makes it work for everyone,” he explains.
He before aired a fake trailer for a “Roseanne” spin-off show focused exclusively on Then, John Goodman’s character. The trailer received cheers and applause from Kimmel audience.
“Right? I mean, come on!” he said. “Think! I’m just saying, think.”
The host joked that ABC needs “Roseanne” for the high ratings.
“We don’t have much on this network. We hope that the NBA finals are going 11 games this year,” Kimmel cracked. “We are still airing” America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ Roseanne was very bigly’ hit for ABC, and we need it.”
The host said that Barr’s comment about Jarett led to the cancellation of the show, because it is “not good at ABC management or someone with a brain.”
Jimmy Kimmel suggests that ABC continue “Roseanne” for the amount of viewers, but without Roseanne Barr and John Goodman’s character, Dan.
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ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey was quick to take action. In a statement on Tuesday, Dungey said that the network would not be the production of the second season.
BREAKING: @ValerieJarrett responds to Roseanne Barr’s tweet. More tonight at 9 pm, and like @chrislhayes & @JoyAnnReid, host of @MSNBC’s town hall tonight to discuss #EverydayRacism in America. pic.twitter.com/8rQqnKX8fU
— 11 Hour (@11thHour) 29 May 2018
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is appalling, abhorrent and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to show her,” Dungey told Fox News.
Prior to the termination of her show, Barr tweeted an apology to Jarret, but her apology came too late. She was also dropped from her talent agency, ICM ners.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to his report.
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