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Old October 12, 2018, 20:37   #1
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ABC Regrets Firing Roseanne; "We Didn't Think It Through Properly"

ABC Regrets Firing Roseanne; "We Didn't Think It Through Properly"

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ABC executives regret their "knee-jerk" decision to fire Roseanne Barr, and now believe that the network's spin-off series The Conners will fail under the weight of its own politically correct hubris, reports the Daily Mail, citing two anonymous execs. "We didn't think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn't have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation," said one insider, who added "This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision."
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Old October 12, 2018, 22:28   #2
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Old October 13, 2018, 00:33   #3
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Old October 13, 2018, 02:23   #4
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The Trump Train is rolling over SJW's world wide.
Liberal run media thought the blue wave was true.

They chose poorly.

Don't think it will go past a couple episodes.
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Old October 13, 2018, 05:41   #5
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Old October 13, 2018, 05:48   #6
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Rosanne has always been abrasive and obnoxious, that is why people either love her or hate her. I think this has caused more people to love her and hate abc and the sjw.
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If ABC wanted attention and exposure they had it. They cut off the gravy train by firing RB and killing a very popular show. So f'm. Any time a liberal entity loses millions because of a PC move it makes my day.
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Old October 13, 2018, 10:31   #8
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Frankly, I never cared much for Roseann's style. But I cared much less for the networks response to political correctness. She is what she is and she makes no bones about that fact. Tim Allen's show was another case in point, Albeit for different reasons. He was dropped for being a representative of conservative values. Has successfully re-emerged on another network. This just shows how out of touch the network heads are with the American viewership.

As the audience sickens with the PC crap and moves on, the market share and cash flow dwindles as well. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of those left wing outfits can all shit and fall back in it. Entertainment was lost to indoctrination. May they all fade away penniless.
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"Social justice" is a poor rationale for business decisions. You can bet the Chinese don't worry about such things....
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Old October 13, 2018, 11:04   #10
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Been probably 25 years since I watched any network TV.

And then it was just for sportsball.

Maybe if they had flaming dildo juggling, I'd have a look. Otherwise, ten seconds of it causes me to have dry heaves.
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Old October 13, 2018, 11:09   #11
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If ABC wanted attention and exposure they had it. They cut off the gravy train by firing RB and killing a very popular show. So f'm. Any time a liberal entity loses millions because of a PC move it makes my day.
My sentiments as well ^^^^^
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Old October 13, 2018, 12:12   #12
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Nobody is buying Nike products now so no one will certainly watch that lousy show.
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Nobody is buying Nike products now so no one will certainly watch that lousy show.
I heard there sales and their stock took off...
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Old October 14, 2018, 08:37   #15
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I heard there sales and their stock took off...
I think he was being sarcastic. But maybe not.
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I give it a season, if that.
It’s gonna be a PC mish mash of standard Hollywood crap. Maybe ABC does season 2 to wipe egg off their faces, but I doubt it.
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Old October 14, 2018, 12:00   #17
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My question is: How did ABC not know what they might be getting into by casting Roseanne? I mean....she isn't exactly quiet about her beliefs nor has ever kept them a secret. 15 minutes worth of Googling might've prepared ABC's execs for what they now claim to be surprised by.

Its the same logic of leaving a loaded gun in a crowded room then acting surprised when it goes off.

Personally, the only network TV we watch is the CW and that's because Penn & Teller have a magic show. The rest of our TV watching is stuff like Forged in Fire, Homicide Hunter, or Law and Order. I can't stand sitcoms and never have.
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Its the same logic of leaving a loaded gun in a crowded room then acting surprised when it goes off.

Great analogy. I have always equated people of her ilk to a loaded gun bouncing around on the floor of a pickup truck rolling down a bumpy road. It's a matter of time before critical mass...
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Archie Bunker proved it, as do the Trump Rallies.

There is a crying need and demand, for a politically incorrect show that criticizes Hillary, BLM, Muslim terrorists, China, etc.

I could write several episodes.
War would result.

First would be about crazy Maxine Watters and her "Oneworldbank scam."

Second one would be about the raft of child moslesting priests and their democratic friends.

3rd and final episode would be about all the free-sex girls and beliefs in the 1980's, i.e., the rampant Miami Vice- cocaine culture in America.

A new actor like "Mr inbetween" would star.
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Forest Gump taught us; "Momma sez stupid is as stupid does"


and then there is this ..........



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Old October 16, 2018, 21:07   #22
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Maybe if they had flaming dildo juggling, I'd have a look. Otherwise, ten seconds of it causes me to have dry heaves.
Hollywood just called, they want to know how soon you can show up for coffee and discuss your Treatment.
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The ABC network clowns don't care any more about the money than do the Disney SJW's who killed the Star Wars series with their feminist hero nonsense.

If there is a movies series more profitable than Star Wars was I am not aware of it but it made no difference to Disney. They decided to exercise their ability to shape and influence public opinion much as ABC has chosen to do with Roseanne.

Like her or hate her you know what your getting with Roseanne Barr. The fact the revival of her series was the most successful come back in network history mattered not one iota. ABC didn't like her politics and this was their opportunity to rid themselves of her.


So now they are belly aching they may have acted to quickly? They had until this Tuesday night to delay or rethink the whole thing. They could have put her into coma or some other medical situation she could possibly have comeback from but no that was way to simple. All they have left now is the dream scenario used to revive Dan.


I'm betting they don't bring her back despite how profitable it could end up being for them.
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I'm betting they don't bring her back despite how profitable it could end up being for them.
That would be a bit hard to do as they killed her off from an Opioid OD in the series opening. I read that in the news this morning, only watched a couple minutes of the show before getting the "dry heaves".

I have a TV so I can watch "The Woodwright Shop", Nova and anything with animals, except monkeys. They remind me of politicians.
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Archie Bunker proved it, as do the Trump Rallies.

There is a crying need and demand, for a politically incorrect show that criticizes Hillary, BLM, Muslim terrorists, China, etc.

I could write several episodes.
War would result.
How about a show called "Arkancide" whereby in each episode, the murder of one of a Klinton associate would be covered. The first part would be a expose on the person's life and their relationship to the Klinton's, what they knew that got them killed and the second part (the following week) would be a the re-enactment of how they were murdered and the cover-up from the Klintonistas. The third part would cover what was done since their murder and the affect on their families' lives, if it all didn't fit in the first two episodes.

Some episodes would need more that two parts, such as Vince Foster or the air crew of the Air Force jet that was downed with Ron Brown in it. It would need several weeks as they you would have to cover the air traffic controller from Kosovo who was found shot to death the next day as well as Ron Brown's law partner who was ALSO found shot to death the next day.

The people murdered in Mena, AR would need a season by themselves.

With over 130 known deaths on the Arkancancide List, this show could go on for years, well pass the funerals of both of them.

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The ABC network clowns don't care any more about the money than do the Disney SJW's who killed the Star Wars series with their feminist hero nonsense.
Well, at least there's still Doctor Who. Oh, wait ...
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After having Roseann being an OD death on the first opener, I have heard many responses leaning to the negative. Everything from projectile vomiting to outright fuming anger for writing such a disgusting story line on a family show. It could have easily been done in a much more delicate fashion. I suspect the object was to cast as much negativity on Roseann as possible. Didn't work, ABC. You come out looking like the cheese dicks you are. The show is toast!
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Been probably 25 years since I watched any network TV.

And then it was just for sportsball.

Maybe if they had flaming dildo juggling, I'd have a look. Otherwise, ten seconds of it causes me to have dry heaves.
Would that be flaming dildo-juggling or flaming-dildo juggling?
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Well, at least there's still Doctor Who. Oh, wait ...
IIRC, for those not in the know, "Who" to be a woman now.
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I saw a few clips on the morning shows. Opioid OD. Yeah. Great. That's so funny I forgot to laugh.

I miss the days when "sit-com" meant "situation comedy". Broadcast TV is dead...irrelevant.

Tucker Carlson is far more entertaining, hands down.
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Hmmm

Last Man Standing is kicking butt in the ratings. One of two shows I watch on the broadcast networks. Conners falls flat.

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Archie Bunker proved it, .
False analogy.

Carroll O'Conner was a huge Progressive-type Liberal and the Archie Bunker scripts were meant to denigrate the 'politically incorrect'.
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My response the title.

"No shit, Sherlock."

Anyone with a third of a brain could have realized the problems with killing off the Main Character of a show and hoping the Supporting Characters could carry it on.

This is some Basic Entertainment 101 stuff.
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My response the title.

"No shit, Sherlock."

Anyone with a third of a brain could have realized the problems with killing off the Main Character of a show and hoping the Supporting Characters could carry it on.

This is some Basic Entertainment 101 stuff.
What about if they put a cute but sick dog?
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Nike stocks have soared. Business decision to cater to millenials. Fu*k the older generations ,ie conservatives, that don't buy Nikes merchandise.
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Nike stocks have soared. Business decision to cater to millenials. Fu*k the older generations ,ie conservatives, that don't buy Nikes merchandise.
Actually no. The stock has lost 12% in the past month.
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I wonder how Dick's stock is doing of late?
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