Roseanne Barr says show canceled over her support for Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Comedian and divisive former television star Roseanne Barr says her sitcom was canceled last year because of backlash against her support for Israel.
Barr spoke Monday at an event in Tel Aviv and said she had been "BDS-ed" by television network ABC. BDS refers to a Palestinian-led movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.
First African-American top network executive exiting ABC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.
Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the planned reorganization of Disney's television units.
Roseanne’s TV son: Filming ‘The Conners’ without Barr ‘odd’
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Conners" star Michael Fishman says dealing with the cancellation of the "Roseanne" reboot was heartbreaking but describes the return of the cast in the revamped show without Roseanne Barr as a gift.
Fishman was among "The Conners" stars who came out for the premiere of the show on Tuesday night at the Paley Center — the same night it made its debut on ABC.
‘The Conners’ stars talk Roseanne departure
Nielsen says 10.5 million watch premiere of ‘The Conners.’
NEW YORK (AP) — The 10.5 million people who tuned in to ABC to watch the premiere of ABC's sitcom "The Conners" is a classic half-full, half-empty story.
It was the first time the old "Roseanne" cast had appeared without Roseanne Barr, and viewers were curious how the sitcom would deal with her absence after being fired by ABC. (Spoiler alert: she died because of an opioid addiction).
‘The Conners’ stars talk Roseanne departure
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TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph
NEW YORK (AP) — Can there be a "Roseanne" without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much.
ABC on Tuesday night aired the first episode of "The Conners," a spinoff of "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr. An overdose of pain pills may be the explanation for the contentious comedian's absence from the Conner dining table, but she still haunts it, at least in the new show's pilot.
‘Roseanne’ cast looks ahead to ‘The Conners’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cast members of the "Roseanne" revival are looking forward to their spinoff "The Conners."
Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf discuss Roseanne Barr's racist tweet in a story that will appear in the Oct. 15 edition of People magazine.
Review: Michael Moore takes on Trump _ via Flint, Michigan
"I hope he never does one on me," Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore.
It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr's syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore's "Roger & Me," a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. "It's terrific," he said, then added he hoped never to be a similar target. Everybody laughed.
From ‘Murphy Brown’ to le Carre, 6 new shows worth watching
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that's what we're here to help with.
Consider the list below a tip sheet to get you going on the fall TV season. Each of the six shows has something of note to offer, and some have the potential to be season (or beyond) standouts. Happy viewing, and the snacks are on you.
‘Tonight Show’ cancels Norm Macdonald after #MeToo comments
NEW YORK (AP) — Norm Macdonald's comments about the #MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" canceling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems.
In a statement, NBC said it canceled Tuesday's appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience."
Goodman guessing he’s ‘mopey’ widower in ‘Roseanne’ spinoff
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Goodman is speculating that this fall's "Roseanne" spinoff will mean curtains for the matriarch played by Roseanne Barr.
In an interview with the Sunday Times of London, Goodman said he wasn't sure how the new series, titled "The Conners," will be structured.
But he guessed that his character will be "mopey and sad" because his wife has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Roseanne Barr's first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was canceled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her "ill-worded" post and insisted she isn't a bigot.
During her hour-long interview on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show Thursday, Barr lamented the damage done to her by her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.
"It cost me everything," Barr said. "I wish I worded it better."
ShowBiz Minute: Roseanne, Cardi B, Stewart
Roseanne: ‘I gave them the bullet to shoot me with’
NEW YORK (AP) — Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much.
"Roseanne" quickly became television's top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. The series was not among the eight comedies nominated for an Emmy on Thursday, however. Laurie Metcalf earned a supporting actress nod, but Barr and Conner family patriarch John Goodman were ignored.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If "Roseanne" has a shot at Emmy honors, it's because television academy voters are willing to overlook Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that ended the revival after one triumphant season.
Barr, the sitcom and its cast are vying for Emmy nominations to be announced Thursday morning. They were submitted for consideration before the show was axed and no one — including its lightning-rod star — asked to be withdrawn.
Roseanne Barr in interview: ‘I lost everything’
ShowBiz Minute: BET, Barr, US Box Office
NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne."
NEW YORK (AP) — Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.
Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars.
ShowBiz Minute: Jones, Oliver, Roseanne
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.
ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a condition of such a series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert says she's saddened about how "Roseanne" ended, but still supports ABC's decision to cancel the show over Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.
Gilbert said Monday while hosting the CBS daytime show "The Talk" that "Roseanne" ''has always been about diversity, love and inclusion."
The comments expanded on Gilbert's statement last week about the show's cancellation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who once bragged that his celebrity status gave him a pass to grab women's crotches, asked Friday why comedian Samantha Bee wasn't fired for using a vulgar, sexist term to describe his daughter.
Trump tweeted that it was a "total double standard" that TBS hadn't canceled Bee's show, "Full Frontal" after the comedian said Ivanka Trump was a "feckless c---" on immigration.
MARION, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana school board president has stepped down after sharing an online post in support of Roseanne Barr following the actress' racist tweet.
The Marion Chronicle-Tribune reports that Cathy Mortiz resigned Thursday as president of the Marion Community Schools board but plans to serve out her term as an elected board member.
ShowBiz Minute: Bee, Trump, Roseanne
Rita Moreno: Barr comments ‘a ticket to lonely and sad life’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After her network dropped her show, streaming services dropped her reruns, and her agency dropped her for a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr is vowing she's not finished.
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Republican leader in Florida has said he doesn't understand the anger generated by Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing a former adviser to President Barack Obama to an ape.
Lake County Republican Committeeman Ralph Smith posted an image of Valerie Jarrett and a character from "Planet of the Apes" on Facebook with the caption, "And the issue with Roseanne is?"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television's top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake.
Roseanne Barr's racist tweet and the swift axing of her rebooted show put hundreds of people out of work, with some wondering whether they would be paid, most knowing they wouldn't be, and few with any legal recourse.
NEW YORK (AP) — An old picture of Roseanne Barr dressed as Adolf Hitler, wearing a swastika and pulling burnt cookies from an oven, splashed on the front of the New York Daily News Wednesday like a neon sign asking ABC executives: What were you thinking?
NEW YORK (AP) — "Roseanne" was the week's most-watched comedy on television for what suddenly became its final episode.
The series reached 10.58 million last Tuesday, second only to the CBS drama "NCIS" in the weekly Nielsen rankings.
"Roseanne" was expected to come back next year, but ABC canceled the series on Tuesday following a racist tweet sent out by star Roseanne Barr. The show's revival lasted three months.
WH: Trump Not Defending Roseanne Barr’s Comments
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Roseanne Barr (all times local):
The White House says President Donald Trump isn't defending Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about a former Obama adviser.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump's tweet Wednesday was intended to point out media bias against him.
ShowBiz Minute: Roseanne, Jarrett, Copperfield
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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Kim Yong Chol is en route to New York for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and Trump — the North's highest-level mission to the U.S. in 18 years.
What next for Roseanne?
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values." Barr apologized and deleted her Monday-night tweet, calling it a "bad joke," but the damage had already been done.
Reaction to ABC's cancellation of its hit reboot of "Roseanne" after star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "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 chief Channing Dungey, in a statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of "Roseanne" (all times local):
Roseanne Barr has returned to Twitter and told people not to feel sorry for her while also highlighting supporters' tweets that attacked ABC and others.
ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Star’s Racist Tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — The reboot of "Roseanne" ended the season Tuesday with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that's been popular and yet also divisive.
Roseanne Barr, who plays the titular character on the hit ABC show, plans to go to the hospital for knee surgery when her family surprises her with a goodbye meal that includes ham, cake and casserole. Outside a storm is raging.
NEW YORK (AP) — Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year.
That was the word Tuesday from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey as she introduced the network's plans for next year. The show's return exceeded all expectations this spring, with the support of Roseanne Barr's character for President Donald Trump attracting attention.
NEW YORK (AP) — As the rebooted "Roseanne" continues to dominate the television landscape, research indicates that enthusiasm expressed for the show's initial success by President Donald Trump and Fox News Channel had an impact on its audience.
Nielsen says 15.2 million watch second ‘Roseanne’
NEW YORK (AP) — The audience for the second week of ABC's "Roseanne" reboot was down, but not by much. The Nielsen company said that 15.2 million people watched the show on Tuesday night.
That's off 16 percent from the 18.2 million who watched the show's premiere last Tuesday. With delayed viewing, that first show has already been seen by more than 25 million people.
‘Roseanne’ wasn’t just a hit on its first night
NEW YORK (AP) — "Roseanne" wasn't just a hit on opening night. The revived ABC comedy had legs.
The Nielsen company said Tuesday that viewership for the show's premiere shot up to 25 million people when delayed viewing for the three days after last Tuesday's first showing is added. The increase of 6.6 million people sets a record for the biggest lift ever for a show in the three days after a premiere, Nielsen said. A lot of programs would be happy to get 6.6 million viewers, period.
ELDON, Iowa (AP) — Renewed attention on actress Roseanne Barr following the return of her television show has led some to wonder what happened to an abandoned 28,000-square-foot house she was building in southeast Iowa with former husband Tom Arnold.