“Last Man Standing” is getting a second chance on Fox – and fans want the network to pick up “Roseanne,” too.
Less than a week after ABC abruptly canceled the “Roseanne” reboot following unsavory statements made by Roseanne Barr, the network is already considering rebooting the reboot to focus on the character of Darlene, Roseanne’s single mother daughter, rather than Roseanne:
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the powers that be at ABC are exploring the possibility of re-branding the show and focusing on the character Darlene instead of Roseanne.
We’re told Sara’s been calling cast members to gauge their interest in the event ABC gives the reboot the green light. We’re told John Goodman is “very interested.”
However, despite the reported interest from cast and crew, fans are not on board for a show without Roseanne.
A Roseanne show without Roseanne is just like Spaghetti without the sauce; It won't work! @ABCNetwork should Bring back @therealroseanne and give her the opportunity to use her show as a teachable moment! pic.twitter.com/crjKAAUgKN
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) June 2, 2018
— Brian Lawrence (@wvnascar24fan) June 2, 2018
You can’t have a Roseanne show without Roseanne. That’s like having Bon Jovi without Jon Bon Jovi.
— Jerry Braden (@Jerrybraden92) June 3, 2018
ABC is clueless – who would bother to watch Roseanne without Roseanne??
— Doug_Moore (@Doug_Moore) June 2, 2018
— BruinsFan ?? (@bruinsfan05) June 2, 2018
Indeed, “Roseanne” without Roseanne Barr just wouldn’t be the same. So, in effort to keep the popular show intact, fans are urging Fox to pick it up.
Retweet if YOU WANT @FOXTV to pick up my friend @therealroseanne’s Hit Show! #FreedomOfSpeech #1A @FoxNews @POTUS @realDonaldTrump @seanhannity @HappeningNow @kanyewest #FreeThinker pic.twitter.com/8rwMYmpag3
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) May 29, 2018
@therealroseanne. Hi Roseanne. Please fight back. Do not let them take your name and make a new show without you. None of us will watch it but what a slap in the face. Wish Fox would pick it up. But please hang in there and fight!
— Jamie Dunlop (@JamieDunlop15) June 4, 2018
I hope Fox network will pick up her show I think that muslim and planet of the apes joke was a lot less offensive than the gal that called Ivanka Trump a cun-~ don't you agree?? Demand no more double standards!! The show will not be successful without Roseanne~ pro-conservative! pic.twitter.com/HTcPFuKixm
— Pauletta (@Paulettae22) June 4, 2018
Hey FOX why dont you right what you obviously feel is a wrong or double standard and PUT ROSEANNE ON FOX???
— ExGangster (@MarkBar37918) June 4, 2018
Time for Fox to pick up Roseanne and have the #1 Show on Television!! If ABC wants to turn it's back on over 20 Million Viewers a week, let them!! Millions of Viewers will follow Roseanne anywhere!! #SaveRoseanne #SaveFreeSpeech
— Richard Anthony (@RAV227) May 29, 2018
Earlier this year, Fox received praise from conservative audiences with the announcement that they would bring back Tim Allen’s popular show, “Last Man Standing.” However, despite hope that Fox will do the same for “Roseanne,” it appears unlikely. Last week, Barr herself responded to a tweet from Oliver McGee, a member of the National Diversity Coalition For Trump, seemingly refuting a future for “Roseanne” on Fox.
no, but thanks for your support!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
Barr also responded to another tweet squashing a rumor that Fox had already picked up the show.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 31, 2018
Unfortunately, it appears that “Roseanne” as we knew it is over for good. If ABC does reboot the show to focus on Darlene, it will be decidedly different – and almost surely anti-Trump. In other words, don’t be surprised when “Last Man Standing” gets huge ratings in the fall.
Source: BizPac Review
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