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The Conners without Roseanne at the kitchen table
August 31st, 2018 under Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Back in May, ABC cancelled Roseanne over a racist tweet. Then in June, ABC picked up the show without her and called the spinoff The Conners. Now that it is August, they are finally back in production with the new sitcom.

ABC shared the photo of the cast without Roseanne at their infamous kitchen table for a table read appropriately enough. Even though there are three new castmembers because of the next generation, the table looks so much bigger without Roseanne’s ego.

The Conners debuts on October 16th. Are you going to watch?


Did John Goodman reveal how The Conners will deal with Roseanne?
August 27th, 2018 under John Goodman, Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Ever since it was announced that ABC fired Roseanne from her show and it will live on as The Conners, we have wondered how they are going to handle her absence.

John Goodman sat down with The Times in London and he might have spoiled what is to come on the spinoff. He told them, “It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.” It makes sense for them to go that way because how else can you explain why she left her family. Plus, they have the way out because she was addicted to opioids in the season finale and needed knee surgery.

But here is the other problem, if they focus on her death too much, then will be people want to watch a sad sitcom? Eight Simple Rules was able to do it after John Ritter suddenly past away, but Gimme A Break has some issues after Dolph Sweet passed away from cancer. Then there are shows like Good Times and The Hogan Family, that lost a lead to contract negotiations. Both shows were able to move after killing off the person who was let go from the series.

Will The Conners be able to do the same? We will just have to tune in starting on October 16th to find out. Personally, I am not optimistic because the show was pretty awful last season. How do you feel about it all?


Will you watch Roseanneless?
June 21st, 2018 under Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

On May 29th ABC cancelled Roseanne over a racist tweet she wrote and 23 days later they announced they picked up the spinoff that will have everyone but her.

ABC described The Conners (tentative title) as, “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.”

Does that sound like something you will want to watch? Then mark your calendars for Tuesdays at 8p because that is when the 10 episodes will air.

When it comes to me, I will skip it. I hated last season. It did not feel like the original. It was missing the heart that made it so great. It could have been Roseanne’s fault. It could have been Whitney Cummings’ fault because she only writes punchlines. Both of them are gone. Wait, maybe I talked myself into watching it.


Roseanne says she begged for people’s jobs
May 31st, 2018 under Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Two days after ABC abruptly cancelled Roseanne over an abhorrent tweet by the show’s creator and star, the actress tweeted she tried to save the show and everyone’s jobs.

She wrote, “I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends. I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I’d worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs. He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: ‘what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.’ I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg.”

Sherwood has made a lot of bad decisions, how he handled Michael Strahan leaving Live, the Castle firings and getting rid of Paul Lee, but this was not one of them. I am sorry for all the people who lost their jobs. Roseanne was in the spotlight again and she should have been smarter with her tweets. But she has built a career getting away with stuff she should not have done, so what was going to stop her? I doubt even this will.

Although she might have learned a little lesson because she also tweeted, “I think I’ll b better tomorrow. The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American. It’s the most gawd awful painful thing. I can’t let myself cave in tho.”

Words hurt and we all have to remember that the pen can be mightier than the sword. Or nowadays it would be the fingers are more deadly than an assault weapon.


Donald Trump made Roseanne’s cancellation about him
May 30th, 2018 under Donald Trump, Roseanne. [ Comments: none ]

Once you got over the shock of Roseanne being cancelled by ABC, then you were dying to know what Donald Trump thought about his favorite sitcom getting the sudden ax. Today, he broke his silence about it and just like his Memorial Day tweet, it was all about him.

He went all Carly Rae Jepsen as in Call Me Maybe and wrote, “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”

Let’s be honest, if everyone called him every time they said something some bad about him, then his phone would never stop ringing. If his phone never stopped ringing, then he would never be able to tweet. You know, I think I am on to something, let’s all start calling him everytime we say something negative, so he will not tweet! Can one phone handle all of those calls all of the time?

Talking about tweeting, Roseanne Tweeted, “I have had odd ambien experiences on tweeting late at night-like many other ppl do.” Well, Sanofi US, the company who makes the sleeping pill, had a message for her. They said, “People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” Who knew a pharmaceutical company could be funnier than a comedian? But then again, look at the comedian.


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