After a majority successful returned to daytime television, Roseanne, is officially canceled.
On Tuesday morning, the star of the series, Roseanne Barr, took to Twitter where she shared an extremely distasteful racist statement about former President Obama’s aide, Valerie Jarrett. Her statement caused an international uproar online and made it’s way to ABC very quickly.
ABC was purely shocked at Rosanne’s harsh statement and immediately decided to cancel the show. ABC’s president shared “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
The show, which is a returned series, has had massive amounts of success in it’s returning episodes. The returning season’s final episode had a whopping 10.3 million viewers last week. The show’s controversial political topics created massive amounts of dialogue throughout America.
Immediately following the announcement of the show’s cancellation, Roseanne herself took to Twitter where she shared her thoughts on the matter. She shared, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste."
The series was set to return with 13 episodes in Fall 2018 after it’s massive amounts of viewers had made Roseanne ABC’s number 1 show in more than 24 years.