Saturday, December 15, 2018

Roseanne

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Can there be a "Roseanne" without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much.

ABC on Tuesday night aired the first episode of "The Conners," a spinoff of "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr. An overdose of pain pills may...

Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018

There's so much television to watch or pretend to watch — have you really followed all of wrenching "The Handmaid's Tale" or even heartwarming "This Is Us"? — the guru who coined the term "peak TV" is upping the ante.

John Landgraf, the erudite chief executive of FX Networks, warned that...

Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much.

"Roseanne" quickly became television's top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. The series was not...

Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

If "Roseanne" has a shot at Emmy honors, it's because television academy voters are willing to overlook Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that ended the revival after one triumphant season.

Barr, the sitcom and its ensemble cast are vying for Emmy nominations to be announced Thursday morning....

Saturday, Jun. 23, 2018

Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.

Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars.

"The bottom line is fundamentally money," said Karen...

Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is...

Saturday, May. 19, 2018

If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you're feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help.

The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom nostalgia in the "Roseanne"...

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

As the rebooted “Roseanne” continues to dominate the television landscape, research indicates that enthusiasm expressed for the show’s initial success by President Donald Trump and Fox News Channel had an impact on its audience.

Both Trump and Fox commentators said the show’s initial...

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018

The instant-hit status of "Roseanne" is triggering the enduring Hollywood impulse to copycat success.

Even with series pilots nearing completion for the 2018-19 TV season, producers are eagerly pitching revivals of sitcoms that, like "Roseanne," had their day 20 or 30 years ago, according...

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

“Roseanne” wasn’t just a hit on opening night. The revived ABC comedy had legs.

The Nielsen company said Tuesday that viewership for the show’s premiere shot up to 25 million people when delayed viewing for the three days after last Tuesday’s first showing is added. The increase of 6.6...

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