Attorney Antonio Moore explains the problem with the new try at rebooting the Roseanne show called “The Conners” with Roseanne Barr having died off. Moore clarifies the issue with the show, and the problem that he has with the show staying on the era as a reflection of President Donald Trump’s populism.
He also revisits the concept of “wish fulfillment” TV as Dungey described ABC programming.
“There is definitely still room for that, and we absolutely want to continue to tell those stories because wish-fulfillment is a critical part of what we do as entertainers. But in recent history we haven’t paid enough attention to some of the true realities of what life is like for everyday Americans in our dramas.” Channing Dungey ABC Executive
Dungey and ABC recently rebooted the Roseanne series as “The Conners” without Roseanne Barr. A recent statement by John Goodman stated,
When talking about the new iteration of the series and his character Dan, the drywall contractor and Roseanne’s husband in the original series and revival, told the publication, “It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
ABC has not confirmed how Barr would be written off the show, which the network abruptly canceled after Barr’s racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. ABC described Barr’s comment as “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values” and axed the series as it was going into production on its second season.
Moore’s analysis delves deep into the new driving energy behind the Roseanne brand, asking the hard question of whether you can separate out the star matriarch from the Trumpism that gave the show new life? Also what is the responsibilities of black television executives like Channing Dungey when green lighting programming. What are your thoughts Eurweb readers?
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