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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:18 am

Why would I watch that. Why would anyone watch that.
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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Rob Lister » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:55 am

John Goodman

That's about it.

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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Doctor X » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Why would I watch that. Why would anyone watch that.


Stupid people.

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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:19 am

Apparently a lot of people wanted to watch it (I was not a watcher the first time either):

Roseanne revival premieres to massive ratings

The revival of Roseanne premiered to massive ratings Tuesday night.

The return delivered an incredible 18.2 million viewers along with an equally impressive 5.1 rating among adults 18-49.

According to ABC, this is the highest-rated comedy telecast on any network in nearly four years (since a premiere episode of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory from 2014).

So, yes, even bigger than NBC’s mega-hit This Is Us during any of its regularly scheduled episodes, where the weepy dramedy usually tops out around a 3.0 adult demo rating (the special This Is Us post-Super Bowl episode was bigger, but that’s to be expected).

In the adult demo, it also trumps Sunday’s blockbuster 60 Minutes episode which featured an interview with Stormy Daniels.

Also kinda incredible, given how ratings have declined over the years: Roseanne’s return was actually higher among total viewers than its 1997 finale 21 years ago!

The Roseanne hour-long premiere audience also grew slightly from the show’s first episode at 8 p.m. to its second at 8:30 p.m., which is a good sign.

A couple other data points: This is Tuesday’s highest-rated entertainment telecast in six years among young adults and ABC’s best results in the time slot since 2006.


Apparently Dan (Goodman) died according to the finale episode of the original series so I guess they had to pretend that wasn't true. Whatever.
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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:30 am

Damn! I misread the subject line.

I want Roseanne robot. 8)

No not THAT kind of robot, dammit! :evil:
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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby gnome » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:59 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Apparently a lot of people wanted to watch it (I was not a watcher the first time either):

Roseanne revival premieres to massive ratings

The revival of Roseanne premiered to massive ratings Tuesday night.

The return delivered an incredible 18.2 million viewers along with an equally impressive 5.1 rating among adults 18-49.

According to ABC, this is the highest-rated comedy telecast on any network in nearly four years (since a premiere episode of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory from 2014).

So, yes, even bigger than NBC’s mega-hit This Is Us during any of its regularly scheduled episodes, where the weepy dramedy usually tops out around a 3.0 adult demo rating (the special This Is Us post-Super Bowl episode was bigger, but that’s to be expected).

In the adult demo, it also trumps Sunday’s blockbuster 60 Minutes episode which featured an interview with Stormy Daniels.

Also kinda incredible, given how ratings have declined over the years: Roseanne’s return was actually higher among total viewers than its 1997 finale 21 years ago!

The Roseanne hour-long premiere audience also grew slightly from the show’s first episode at 8 p.m. to its second at 8:30 p.m., which is a good sign.

A couple other data points: This is Tuesday’s highest-rated entertainment telecast in six years among young adults and ABC’s best results in the time slot since 2006.


Apparently Dan (Goodman) died according to the finale episode of the original series so I guess they had to pretend that wasn't true. Whatever.


I've read up on the original ending--it is a depressing, bitter sucker-punch to the audience. For hate's sake it spit its last breath at the viewers. Worse than the Battlestar Galactica finale. Worse than the Enterprise finale. Worse than Highlander II.

I'm glad they brought the show back if only to undo that.
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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:52 am

Rob Lister wrote:John Goodman

That's about it.

At this point in his career, there's no good reason aside from money for him to debase himself as a foil for that harridan.
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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Rob Lister » Tue May 29, 2018 9:06 pm

Well, that was quick

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said Tuesday.


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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 29, 2018 10:19 pm

A robot wouldn't have done that. :mrgreen:
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Postby Anaxagoras » Wed May 30, 2018 12:49 am

Aaaaand, she's gone. Buh-bye Rosie. Can't say I'll miss you.
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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed May 30, 2018 1:13 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:A robot wouldn't have done that. :mrgreen:


I wouldn't be so sure...

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Re: Roseanne reboot

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed May 30, 2018 1:21 am

What I see now is all the MAGA types on FB pushing to try to get Fox to pick up the series, apparently unaware of two things

1) Fox Entertainment <> Fox News. And Disney is in the process of buying out Fox Entertainment

2) Several of the shows stars and crew quit even before ABC dropped it. SO I suspect that if they somehow DID get the show back on elsewhere, it would be Roseanne monologuing by herself.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 am

Funny thing: Barr has said things on Twitter in the past that are just as offensive, and ABC should have known that she was likely to do it again. Maybe they should have made censoring her Twitter account a condition of employment before letting her have a TV show again. Politically, she's all over the place: sometimes extreme left, other times extreme right. She went from extremely anti-Israel to the opposite.

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/29/17406014/ ... mp-twitter

This was not a first offense for Barr on Twitter (or in real life). Over the years, her language and ideas have weaved through all kinds of dark and bizarre territory. It’s not exactly consistent, either; it swings across the political spectrum, unified only by its extremity. She promoted Pizzagate. She believes 9/11 was an inside job. She flags vaccine conspiracy theories. She called Israel a “Nazi state” in 2009 and promoted a Holocaust-denying musician in 2013. Then she turned around and became a massive supporter of Israel (and a rabid opponent of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement).


Plenty of examples of her insane tweets in the article. If ABC didn't know about this or see it coming that she would do it again, and take some steps to prevent that, it seems rather negligent on their part.
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed May 30, 2018 7:06 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Funny thing: Barr has said things on Twitter in the past that are just as offensive, and ABC should have known that she was likely to do it again. Maybe they should have made censoring her Twitter account a condition of employment before letting her have a TV show again. Politically, she's all over the place: sometimes extreme left, other times extreme right. She went from extremely anti-Israel to the opposite.

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/29/17406014/ ... mp-twitter

This was not a first offense for Barr on Twitter (or in real life). Over the years, her language and ideas have weaved through all kinds of dark and bizarre territory. It’s not exactly consistent, either; it swings across the political spectrum, unified only by its extremity. She promoted Pizzagate. She believes 9/11 was an inside job. She flags vaccine conspiracy theories. She called Israel a “Nazi state” in 2009 and promoted a Holocaust-denying musician in 2013. Then she turned around and became a massive supporter of Israel (and a rabid opponent of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement).


Plenty of examples of her insane tweets in the article. If ABC didn't know about this or see it coming that she would do it again, and take some steps to prevent that, it seems rather negligent on their part.


Part of me wonders if the Twitter thing was a pretext. She also has a reputation as being hard to work with. I have to wonder if maybe she didn’t somehow piss off some bigwig at ABC/Disney and they just waited for the inevitable crazy to come out of her mouth/fingers so they could fire her
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Re: Roseanne reboot

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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 30, 2018 9:28 am

Nyarlathotep wrote: ... piss off some bigwig ...


That one.

Because it always is.
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed May 30, 2018 3:55 pm

According to Roseanne herself, it was the Ambien talking
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 30, 2018 4:06 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:According to Roseanne herself, it was the Ambien talking


That's just part of her shtick, as it might be Dean Martin and alcohol. 8)
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed May 30, 2018 4:42 pm

The funny thing is, that "blatant racism" is not listed as a side effect of Ambien. Funny that
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 30, 2018 4:47 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:The funny thing is, that "blatant racism" is not listed as a side effect of Ambien. Funny that


I realize it may be hard to grasp because the shtick really isn't funny at all.
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