The swift cancellation of “Roseanne
” on Tuesday was shocking. But the stunning speed at which it happened — ABC
insiders said it went from tweet to cancellation within three hours — is what made it so effective.
Even some of the people most impacted by the decision — Carsey-Werner’s Tom Werner
, showrunner Bruce Helford
, star and executive producer Sara Gilbert
— applauded ABC’s actions.
As a matter of fact, very few outside of Roseanne Barr
and her loyalists protested — even when Donald Trump finally commented, it was about himself, not about whether ABC was wrong to fire Barr.
This was a clean break. But two days later, talk of reviving “Roseanne
” or building a new show around the remaining stars is muddying the waters.
Meanwhile, Barr’s early attempts at apology have been destroyed as she becomes even more indignant on Twitter
— the social media tool that got her fired, despite her