ABC decided that protecting an Obama crony and canceling a show that working class Americans loved and big city lefty elites hated took priority over ratings an money.
Now they’re not happy with the miserable failure that is the Conners.
Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post.
It was Dungey who announced the cancellation of Roseanne after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” she said at the time.
Dungey became the first black American president of a major broadcast TV network when took she over the top post in 2016. Though she helped to launch new hits like The Good Doctor, her tenure was marred when uber-producer Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris (black-ish) left ABC Studios for rich new pacts at Netflix. She was widely praised, however, for canceling Roseanne and for figuring out a way to salvage the production by launching The Conners without Barr.
Is “salvage” really the right word here?