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“Roseanne” Reruns Pulled From Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT

After #RoseanneBarr fired off an offensive, racist tweet about a black former adviser to forever President Barack Obama, ABC pulled the plug on her “Roseanne” reboot.

 

However, that wasn’t the only consequence the comedian faced as a result of her racist comments. In fact, according to the Hollywood Reporter, reruns of the comedians’ television sitcom will be pulled from their respective schedules as well. 

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Starting Wednesday, Viacom networks Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT will no longer broadcast reruns of the original series, which ran from 1989 to 1990 on ABC.

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“While we believe viewers have always distinguished the personal behavior of the actress Roseanne Barr from the television character Roseanne Connor, we are disgusted by Barr’s comments this week. Therefore, we are removing the original ‘Roseanne’ series from the Laff schedule, for the time being, effective immediately,” the broadcast network said in a statement. 

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The widespread backlash comes on the heels of Roseanne’s comment about former White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett, where she claimed she was a product of “Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes.” As a result of the tweet, ABC cancelled the renewed reboot of “Roseanne,” ICM dropped the comedian as a client and ABC also pulled the plug on the “For Your Consideration” Emmy campaign for the series. 

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Although Barr apologized for the tweet,” Jarrett believed the backlash would be “a teaching moment” for all parties involved.

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