ABC Executives Now Regret Firing Roseanne Barr From 'Roseanne'
Regardless of where you line up on this Roseanne Barr kerfuffle, can we all agree a Roseanne-less Roseanne is a stupid idea? Sure, sure, not as bad as a one-woman show featuring Lena Dunham, sans garments. But close. We're not alone. Even the execs over at ABC feel the same way.
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Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne - and they now fear the show's replacement spin-off will flop without its star.
Two senior executives at the network have told DailyMailTV that firing the actress was a 'knee-jerk' reaction by ABC's president and admitted that temporarily suspending Barr may have been a wiser decision.
'We didn't think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn't have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,' one insider said.
'This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.'
Look, as much as we all love John Goodman, Roseanne herself was the reason why people tuned in. As if the show being named after her wasn't indication enough. Canning the show altogether would have probably been better than trying to make this impending suckfest work.
Picture Sanford & Son with no Redd Foxx. The Jeffersons without Sherman Helmsley. All in the Family minus Archie berating his good-for-nothing, commie deadbeat of a son-in-law. A four hour PBS special on paint drying would be more watchable than those borefests.
Let's be honest, the lefties running the network were looking for any excuse they could to nix Roseanne. When she made that joke which shall live in infamy, they jumped at the opportunity to put boot to ass. Except, they forgot she was the talent. Now, the studio is stuck trying to milk their cash cow, post-slaughterhouse. Sucks to be them.