ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after star’s tweet
Roseanne Barr apologizes for tweet on Valerie Jarrett. Fox News media analyst, Howard Kurtz, provides insight.
“Roseanne” is not the only series to be given the ax after its star was dressed in a big scandal. Many of the successful TV shows through the years have gotten the boot in the wake of a difficult to overcome the events that plagued their lead talent. Here are a few notable cancellations:
ABC launched the family comedy in March after a decade of the air, and while the series saw enormous success of the No. 1 scripted show of the season, the network pulled the reboot after only one season after Roseanne Barr posted a racially insensitive tweet about Former President Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
In May, Barr tweeted, “Muslim brotherhood & the planet of the apes had a baby = vj.”
Soon after the president of ABC Entertainment’s Channing Dungey announced in a statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is appalling, abhorrent and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to show her.”
“House of Cards”
In the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey in 2017, Netflix has announced “House of Cards” might end after the show’s sixth season.
In the wake of an accusation of sexual harassment against actor Kevin Spacey in 2017, Netflix has announced “House of Cards” might end after the show’s sixth season.
The cancellation came after a Buzzfeed news report in which actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey than 26, made a sexual advance on him when he was just 14 years old.
Spacey later in a statement admitted, he had no more recollection of the incident in question. In the statement, the 58-year-old star also came out as a gay man.
Spacey explained, “But if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincere apologies for what would be deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour. And I think it’s a shame for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
In the weeks that followed, other people similar allegations against the A-lister, and Spacey said he was looking for help.
The tone of the author of the forthcoming The Hollywood Reporter that Season 5 of the series, Amazon would be the last after Jeffrey Tambor was dismissed following accusations against him by his co-star, Trace Lysette, in which she claimed that the “Arrested Development” actor pressed his groin against her on set during Season 2 and sexual comments about her.
“Transparent,” show creator announced that Season 5 of the series, Amazon would be the last after Jeffrey Tambor was dismissed following accusations against him by his co-star Trace Lysette in 2017.
At the time of his firing, Tambor, gave a statement denying the accusations and slamming Amazon, which is internal investigation against him was botched.
“I am deeply disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me,” he said, suggesting the internal investigation that followed was “extremely flawed and biased in the direction of the poisonous politicized atmosphere that tormented our set.”
Tambor has taken his role in the fifth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, despite the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
“19 Kids and Counting”
TLC with a huge hit on its hands when it debuted “19 Kids and Counting” in 2008. The show profiled the Duggars, a large Christian family.
“19 Kids and Counting” was cancelled after shocking reports that Josh Duggar, center, had molested scores of underage girls when he was only 15, two of which were his own sisters.
However, shocking police reports to be released in 2015, it is indicated that the Duggar’s oldest son, Josh, had molested scores of underage girls when he was only 15, two of his sisters. Duggar apologized, and while the series is not immediately cancelled, TLC received heavy pressure to can the show.
The network later, a declaration to cancel the hit series.
“After careful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided not to continue with ’19 Kids and Counting.’ The show will no longer appear on the air. The recent attention around the Duggars has led to a vital and important conversation about the protection of the child.”
“Paula’s Home Cooking”
Paula Deen was perhaps one of the biggest names in the culinary world and had a hit show on the Food Network called “Paula’s Home Cooking.” However, the house-style of the chef, came under fire in 2013 when she gave a deposition admitting to using racial slurs in the past. Deen said she had used the N-word and wanted to plan a “plantation” wedding, or her brother.
Paula Deen came under fire in 2013 when she gave a deposition admitting to using racial slurs in the past said that she has used the N-word and wanted to plan a “plantation” wedding, or her brother.
Deen offered an apology, but the network cancelled her show yet, say, “Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month.”
“Late with Alec Baldwin”
“Late with Alec Baldwin” on MSNBC got the boot when video footage leaked of Baldwin screams obscenities at a photographer in a rant that is a gay slur.
Baldwin’s show “Late” on MSNBC got the boot after 46 days after the video footage leaked of Baldwin screams obscenities at a photographer in a rant that is a gay slur.
The video appeared to catch Baldwin with the help of a second bind, but the “30 Rock” alum denied the second and indicated that he was not aware that the first was an insult.
MSNBC and Balwin rep in a joint statement, the confirmation of the cancellation of the show: “We are together with the confirmation that ‘Late’ will not continue on MSNBC,” the two sides said. “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”
Cee Lo Green’s “The Good Life”
Singer CeeLo Green attends a preliminary hearing for an ecstasy possession of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California, February 3, 2014.
The former judge on “The Voice” had its unscripted series “The Good Life” on TBS canceled after only one season when he’s angry comments on Twitter about the nature of rape.
Green wrote, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! So WITH implies consent.” He followed it up by saying, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
The Turner-owned network canceled the show after women’s rights group UltraViolet to petition for “The Good Life”. The cancellation came as a last straw for the artist, who faces sexual assault charges in 2012 and pled no-contest in August 2014 to a felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman.