ABC Cancels Roseanne Following Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet

Network president calls her statement 'abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values'

Roseanne was this season's No. 1 comedy in the 18-49 demo most coveted by advertisers. ABC

Two weeks ago today, the sitcom Roseanne and its star Roseanne Barr was the toast of ABC’s upfront presentation, with network execs joking onstage about Barr’s controversial Twitter feed. But in a stunning turn of events, the network has canceled the show following Barr’s racist tweet this morning about President Obama’s White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.