Yesterday was a crazy day for Roseanne Barr. After saying some nasty things on twitter over the weekend ABC decided to cancel her hit new show. I totally understand that move because what she said was racist and inappropriate.
Now I don't feel bad for Roseanne. She is a grown woman who made the decision to say what she said, and knew what she said was inappropriate. It was not only just not a funny joke, it wasn't a joke at all. It was a hateful comment about someone's looks. Not cool.
I do feel bad for the rest of the people on the show. I was enjoying the rebooted series. Dan Conner is one of my all time favorite television characters. John Goodman does such a good job playing him. Laurie Metcalf owns that show as Jackie, Roseanne's sister. Those two alone could carry a show. Not to mention the rest of the staff and other show staffers who are now without a job.
So now here's the real question - should Roseanne (the show) be given another shot somewhere else?
Networks have picked up cancelled shows in the past, and shows have carried on without stars after a big public meltdown - Charlie Sheen and "Two and a Half Men" for example. Could another network pick up the rebooted sitcom and carry on without Roseanne Barr and make it about the rest of the family? Would another network dare go near it?