Last week, ABC pulled the plug on Tim Allen's center-right comedy series “Last Man Standing.” The move was surprising, as the show was popular among fans and had strong ratings.
Allen tweeted on Tuesday that the move “stunned” and “blindsided” him:
Now it's been revealed that ABC intends to reboot another — rather familiar — politically themed sitcom.
According to EW.com:
On Tuesday, ABC chief Channing Dungey confirmed to reporters ahead of ABC's upfronts presentation that a revival of Roseanne is being planned at the network for a 2018 debut. Original stars Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.), and Lecy Goranson (Becky) will appear on the show, which will also feature Sarah Chalke (who played Becky in later seasons) in an undefined role.
Channing Dungey, the ABC chief behind the reboot, said the show will be a comment on “our modern America.”
The Conners' joys and struggles are as relevant — and hilarious — today as they were then, and there's really no one better to comment on our modern America than Roseanne.
Before the new show was officially announced, Barr herself tweeted last month that she looks forward to making fun of the “political reality” of our country:
So what is that reality for Barr?
During the election, she was openly critical of Hillary Clinton, once saying she was “crooked as hell” and that the country would “be so lucky” if Donald Trump became president. While she claimed to not be a Trump supporter, a quick check of Barr's twitter handle further cements her rather opinionated, often controversial political content.
Here is a photo of a doll in a Trump hat. Caption: Trump!!!
Here is a video questioning why Obama never bombed ISIS with a MOAB:
Here, Barr calls Obama a “coward” and “dummy”:
Ben Shapiro video arguing about jailing Obama:
Weiner and Comey?
Roseanne shooting guns indoors?
Liberty or Death Kitty:
Transgender bathroom political cartoon:
This hot take meme:
Bernie Sanders doll, guarded by Godzilla and Superman:
She wanted to go to Trump's Inauguration:
Calling CNN “Fake News”:
“Hillary Clinton poops herself...”:
There is much, much more on her Twitter account — we haven't even barely scratched the surface. But you get the idea.
So good luck, ABC — seems like this is gonna be fun!