ABC is beginning to realize they acted too quickly when they fired Roseanne Barr from her hit show over a tweet. The new show “The Conners” is about to debut and no one believes it’s going to do well.
The Daily Mail reports:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘People want Roseanne!’ ABC execs fear spin-off show The Conners will crash without its fired star when it debuts next week and tell DailyMailTV killing off her character was a hasty ‘knee-jerk’ decision
Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star.
Two senior executives at the network have told DailyMailTV that firing the actress was a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction by ABC’s president and admitted that temporarily suspending Barr may have been a wiser decision.
‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,’ one insider said.
‘This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.’…
Although many applauded the network for taking swift action against the actress, the cancellation marked a premature and unfortunate end to the revival which had been considered an overall success.
ABC made a horrible decision. Now they are going to pay a heavy price for it. The Conners is doomed.