The rebooted 80’s sitcom is doubling back and ‘dialing down’ its political stance in the upcoming season. After taking immense pressure from the left for depicting the reality of political divide within families the show announced it will focus more on family and less on politics. Are they backing down to liberal pressure?
According to Fox News, ABC’s “Roseanne” is one of the few popular television programs to feature a pro-Trump character, but conservatives shouldn’t get used to seeing similar ideology on the sitcom for much longer.
ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey put the kibosh on “Roseanne” remaining political in the second season – apparently ditching the strategy the network touted only two months ago.
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Returning Roseanne will kick off Tuesdays in the fall, leading into new 70’s-set single-cam comedy The Kids Are Alright, about a large working class-family sharing close quarters. Roseanne redux was the biggest hit of the 2017-18 broadcast season, despite – or because of – being a 30 year-old show headlined by an outspoken Trump supporter, playing a character who is an outspoken Trump supporter.
Its debut ratings were so stunningly large, President Donald Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her – and then took credit for her numbers.
But, the ABC Entertainment chief insisted, that was in perfect keeping with conversations you’d expect Roseanne Connor and sister Jackie to have had after the election, reflecting issues and conversations real American families were having at dining tables across the country.
A huge portion of the ‘Roseanne’ audience tuned in after the actress defended her vote for Trump. Will removing the political aspect of the show turn-off those viewers? What do you really have to relate to on this show without it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.