‘ Roseanne’ Axed

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ABC can­celled its hit re­vival of “Roseanne” fol­low­ing a Tweet by se­ries star and cre­ator Roseanne Barr in which she said for­mer Obama aide Va­lerie Jar­rett looked like the off­spring of the “Mus­lim Brother­hood & ‘ Planet of the Apes.’” In can­celling the show, ABC Entertainment pres­i­dent Chan­ning Dungey called Barr's re­mark “ab­hor­rent, re­pug­nant and in­con­sis­tent with our val­ues.” Sub­se­quently, Vi­a­com sta­tions, Scripps Net­works’ Laff and streamer Hulu also pulled re­runs of the sit­com.

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