The television world was rocked when after much anticipation and an incredible first season, the Roseanne revival was abruptly cancelled. Fans had waited years for Roseanne to return with all its beloved stars and the revival seemed on track to continue until a tweet from Roseanne Barr herself caused the shocking cancellation. It no time at all, a spinoff was already in talks and one month after Roseanne‘s cancellation, a new series was officially announced: The Conners. While the show has been confirmed, news has been sparse about what to expect so here is everything you need to know about The Conners:
12. What Happened?
Although the Roseanne revival should have been entering its second season and its eleventh overall, instead The Conners is airing in its place. Many of course know what happened, but the cancellation came on May 29, 2018 shortly after Roseanne Barr aimed a racist tweet at former president Barack Obama’s aid, Valerie Jarrett. In the tweet Barr said Jarret was like the “offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.” “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said shortly afterward. Although Barr tried to rectify her tweet with explanations and apologies, and even “begged” ABC not to cancel her show, there was no chance of the network bringing her back.