It seems not everyone is happy that ABC has decided to cancel the Roseanne reboot after star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about President Barack Obama's former Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. On Tuesday, May 29, a Roseanne supporter took to Twitter to urge Fox to pick up the show — and Roseanne quickly responded to the plea.
"Retweet if YOU WANT @FOXTV to pick up my friend @therealroseanne’s Hit Show! #FreedomOfSpeech #1A @FoxNews @POTUS @realDonaldTrump @seanhannity @HappeningNow @kanyewest #FreeThinker," Oliver McGee wrote. Soon after, the 65-year-old actress replied, "No, but thanks for your support!"
no, but thanks for your support!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
If Fox did decide to continue producing new episodes of Roseanne, it wouldn't be the first time the network has revived a series recently cancelled by ABC. After Tim Allen's sitcom Last Man Standing was axed by ABC in May 2017 following six seasons, Fox picked up the show for a seventh season, which is set to premiere in fall 2018.
Roseanne was cancelled after just one reboot season on ABC on Tuesday, May 29 after Roseanne's racist tweet made headlines. "Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC President Channing Dungey said in a statement.
Several of Roseanne's co-stars also spoke out in the aftermath of Roseanne's abrupt cancellation. "Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least. This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love — one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member," actress and executive producer Sara Gilbert wrote on Twitter.