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New Report Says ABC Execs Regret Booting Roseanne. They Had This to Say About New Spinoff

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Executives over at ABC are starting to sweat bullets over the new “Roseanne” spinoff, “The Connors,” fearing it will end up flopping without the former star and creator of the series heading it up.

Roseanne Barr was fired from the network after posting a controversial tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a move the network now regrets, saying they “didn’t think it through properly.”

This is what happens when you make snap judgments based on the knee jerk reactions of a virtual audience.

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According to a Thursday report in the Daily Mail, the two senior ABC executives said that firing Barr was a “knee-jerk” reaction by ABC’s network president and that the notion of firing Barr as opposed to suspending her wasn’t a well-considered decision.

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“We didn’t think it through properly,” the sources told DailyMailTV. “What Roseanne did was wrong, but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her.”

The sources added, “It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey], who should have launched an investigation.”

The notion of launching an investigation, according to the sources, would have provided executives a larger window of time to “listen to the public, advertisers, and cast members” in order to determine the best course of action.

ABC cancelled the “Roseanne” revival in May after Barr tweeted what many considered to be a racist remark about former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett.

As it turns out, there were other disciplinary actions that ABC could’ve taken without firing Barr. One option on the table was to suspend her for the first few episodes of taping, giving her less screen time for the season.

This would have worked beautifully with the storyline as she was going in for knee surgery at the end of the previous season.

The source also stated that Barr even stated she’d make public apologies, including rounds made on all of the talk shows in order to make things right.

There was even a possibility of making the whole situation a part of the next season of the show and to publicly have Roseanne working through prejudices and racism.

The source said that many fans of the Connor family are still unsure if they’ll support the Roseanne-less spinoff and the rumor going around the studio is that the ratings are not even going to be a quarter of what the show brought in last season.

Who knows what this means for the future of Roseanne Barr herself, but it certainly doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot of confidence in “The Connors.”

Source: TheBlaze

 

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STRANGER THAN FICTION: ‘Law and Order’ Mashes Ilhan Omar into Covington Catholic Scandal

This is lazy writing at its very finest.

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Day in and day out, writers in Hollywood work to create arcing storylines and thoughtful dialogue that we may hear passively while we’re cooking dinner. All of the work that goes into weekly television occurs ad nauseam, no matter the reality of the those producing it.  The show must go on, essentially, and there are times in which writers get a little bit lazy. Some of television’s most profound pieces of real estate fall victim to such concerns week after week, and these lazy and uninspired bits often conflate themselves into a loss of viewership.  It is this concern that has Law and Order:  SVU staff worried this week. NBC crime procedural Law & Order: Special Victims Unit featured a “ripped from the headlines” theme in its latest episode, which smeared the Covington Catholic kids by pitting them against an Ilhan Omar-styled character who is portrayed as a hero. The plot centered on a poor, put-upon Islamic city politician being confronted by a red ballcap-wearing crowd of young men who scream at her and taunt her. But the episode also throws in a big dollop of male oppression and lesbianism for good measure, Newsbusters reported. The Law & Order: SVU  episode entitled, “Assumptions,” opens with a pair of teenaged boys running away from a vandalized mosque in which we soon see that Muslim Councilwoman Nahla Nasar (Nazneen Contractor) has been raped. The story, which is an amalgam of two real life American situations, was undoubtedly meant to invoke the emotions of the politically-savvy US populace in order to sell commercials on NBC. This monetization of the American outrage machine is something worth monitoring, especially as we slip closer and closer to the possibility of a constitutional crisis…at least according to the liberal left.

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Infotainment Personality from NBC Mocked After Likening Climate Change To…

Here is yet another example of the mainstream media turning to sideshow tactics to keep advertisers happy, while scaring the daylights out of the rest of us.

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The American people seem to forget a very salient point regarding the mainstream media, seemingly on a daily basis: It’s all for show. The entirety of the television “news” industry is dependent upon selling commercial advertising space in between salacious segments of shouting, and it shows.  The competition is stiff on cable, too, creating an opportunity for networks to desperately grasp at niche demographics with their coverage. And while it certainly is entertaining, it doesn’t equate to too much else, especially in this digital world where the facts are easily attainable. This reality may be most prevalent in issues that are heavily divided down party lines and, therefore, tend to create the most drama…something that advertisers love. It’s the chasing of this revenue that has led on NBC infotainment personality to take his climate change rhetoric out of this world. An NBC News reporter raised eyebrows and prompted pushback from an MSNBC host after suggesting that climate change is like an alien invasion that is visible to everyone. The reporter, Jacob Ward, made the odd comparison following the release of the United Nations climate change report that claims a number of “transformative changes” will be needed to save nature and humanity from climate change and other threats. What exactly did he say? “Yeah, you know, it really is devastating, Stephanie. I mean, this is how dark the times are in the view of researchers… people are sort of getting ready for the horrors that this report is talking about. So it is dark times, I gotta say,” he told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle during a Monday show. Ruhle then lamented that “there’s not even a consensus around climate change,” prompting Ward to make the comparison. “I know, I know. I mean, that’s the thing, right? You look at it and you think…

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