On May 22nd, television history was made: Roseanne Barr’s 34-year long career ended.
ABC premiered the beloved sitcom series on March 27th, 2018- more than 21 years after it’s production ended. Having been such a popular series and relevant show that focused on family and politics, the network reintroduced Roseanne with hopes of great success.
Just as hoped, Roseanne’s rating skyrocketed! In fact, The Washington Post reviewed its premiere was the highest rated sitcom episode in years! With more than 18.4 million viewers during the premiere, and then another 25 million the following day, the future was looking promising for the series’ comeback.
Sadly, only weeks after it’s reintroduction things took a turn. When the star of the show, Roseanne Barr, publicly shared her thoughts defacing another public individual, Roseanne faced massive public backlash. Only minutes after publishing her thoughts, Roseanne was fired by ABC.
ABC executives canceled the show immediately, leaving millions of fans upset. After nearly one month of contemplating the next step, ABC decided that the show would live on through a spinoff called “The Connors.” The Connors would share the same cast and crew and plot; however, Roseanne Barr was not welcomed back.
Millions of fans took to Twitter to share their opinions. However, one fan, in particular, stood out amongst the rest in his suggestion of how ABC moves forward.
Jerry Seinfeld, another hugely successful comedian with a self-titled show, shared his thoughts with Entertainment Tonight and his thoughts were nothing but brutally honest.
Jerry shared, “I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her! Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?” Jerry suggested that Roseanne through her career away, but if it wasn’t totally obvious, he went on to say: “I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push. That was fresh.”
Jerry also made a surprising suggestion: “I think they should get another Roseanne. They brought Dan Conner back, he was dead and they brought him back. So, why can’t we get another Roseanne? There are other funny women that could do that part. You need to get the comic in there. I hate to see a comic lose a job.”
What do you think about this? Should they get another Roseanne?