'Roseanne' Won't Have As Much Political Humor Next Season

Angelo Anderson
May 17, 2018

The show has drawn both criticism and praise for its depiction of conservative views, most notably reflecting the political leanings of series star and creator Roseanne Barr.

ABC has ordered 13 episodes of "Roseanne" for next season.

Dungey also responded to a polarizing joke made on the show back in April in which Barr and John Goodman's characters fell asleep on the couch and the latter said they "missed all the show about black and Asian families".

It's been an unexpected hit for ABC and Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said a tenth of the entire USA population has seen the premiere episode.

Kimmel got big laughs when he showed the audience a real clip from a recent "Grey's Anatomy" episode in which a woman named Danielle hid a gun inside her vagina.

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As for the UpFront presentation itself, Kimmel offered up a concise summary.

He spread the punchlines around, with his home network among the targets.

Kimmel could also not leave the stage without dragging the Marvel series "Inhumans".


Lamenting hit-making producer Shonda Rhimes' decision to move from ABC to Netflix, Kimmel graciously lauded her as "an awesome talent and person who changed the face of this network" with dramas including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal". He took a swing at departed Shonda Rhimes, joking that he and his colleagues "hope she rots in hell".

"Our biggliest hit of the year is Roseanne ... so everyone who says Hollywood is out of ideas, we're not. It's just that one of our new ideas was to Google, 'What were our old ideas?'" Kimmel said. And of course, he took some jabs at competitors CBS and NBC. "CBS knows what millennials want, and they'll be damned if they give it to them", he said. Shortly afterwards, ABC President Ben Sherwood eagerly rolled himself out to The New York Times after the successful return. This year, Ms. Barr opened the proceedings to huge cheers.

On Tuesday afternoon, ABC held a conference call to announce its fall 2018 schedule and boast about all the exciting new shows in the works. It seemed like a done deal, and then last week, Comcast, like the surprise ex-boyfriend who shows up on The Bachelorette right before she gets engaged, Comcast shows up and weasels its way into our business.

"We have a new reality dating show called The Proposal". I think we still had a really great season. Must be a coincidence. "You know, what I'm saying?" Eva Longoria executive produces the drama Grand Hotel, set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Mexican film star and Oscar nominee Demian Bichir leads the ensemble cast.

After airing "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" this month, the network will launch its fall lineup with "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" at 8 p.m.

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One of them, "Alex, Inc.", starring Zach Braff of "Scrubs" fame, barely had a chance to introduce itself since its March debut.

Among the cancellations were Kiefer Sutherland's "Designated Survivor" and "Quantico".

Would Roseanne still be as politically charged in the second season?

"Having 'American Idol, ' such a beloved show, added eyeballs to the network", said Lisa Herdman, a senior vice president of the Santa Monica advertising agency RPA, who manages ad buys for national video platforms. "We felt like the writers were simply tipping the hat to those shows, and it certainly wasn't meant to offend".

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