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Roseanne is an American sitcom created by Matt Williams for ABC. It originally ran from 1988 to 1997, but was revived for one season in 2018.

Premise Edit

The show centers on the Conners, an American working-class family struggling to get by on a limited household income in their home at 714 Delaware Street in the drab fictional mid-state excurb of Lanford, Illinois. The family consists of outspoken Roseanne, her husband Dan, and their three children: Becky, Darlene, and DJ. Later in the series, Roseanne becomes pregnant again and gives birth to a boy named Jerry Garcia Conner.

Why It Was Cancelled Edit

On May 29, 2018, Roseanne posted a message on Twitter reading "muslin brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby=vj", which referred to Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian-born African-American who served as a Senior Advisor to former U.S. president Barack O'Bama from 2009 to 2017. The "ape" tweet was widely criticized as racist. Following this and concerns about Roseanne's behavior, which include conspiracy theories about George Soros, ABC renounced the decision to renew the show for an eleventh season. Afterwards, Hulu removed all episodes of the original and revival series from its library; Viacom-owned cable channels Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT dropped the series from their lineups effective the following day, while digital multicast network Laff pulled reruns from its schedule effective immediately.