The show won acclaim from many Republicans, who heralded it as a break from what they say is the entertainment industry's liberal values.
"So we're saying goodbye to Shondaland and going headfirst into Roseanne-istan with no exit plan", Kimmel said of Barr, who also entertained the audience at the annual sales presentation with a better-than-expected rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in front of ABC's American Idol judges.
"Millennials are not just cutting the cord, they're eating the placenta", Kimmel joked.
"In a very amusing way, I think it allowed us, between the different, political views of Roseanne and Jackie, to address some issues that we think have been conversations at other family dining tables across the country".
"That was too political for them and then they've got Roseanne spewing her love of Donald Trump on the show, and the real Roseanne spewing conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton and Pizzagate", the anonymous writer told BuzzFeed Thursday, May 10.
The ABC sitcom, starring Roseanne Barr, is jockeying with NBC's acclaimed family drama "This Is Us" for the crown as the highest-rated scripted show among 18- to 49-year-olds this season.
Of course, ABC wasn't the only Big 4 network Kimmel had designs on decimating today.
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"I think that they're going to stay on the path that they were on toward the end of last season, which is away from politics and toward family", Dungey said on a conference call Tuesday, according to Variety.
"Network schedules should reflect the variety of tastes and trends in the country", said Garth M. Tiedje, a senior vice president at the ad-buying firm Horizon Media. However, ABC nixed the show (Fox picked it up), possibly leaving egg on Dungey's face in light of Roseanne's success.
"Our ratings are going down and our prices are going up". But considering that Roseanne has averaged a whopping 14.2 million live weekly viewers this season, we won't be surprised when that call comes in.
Disney, which owns ABC and NBC, announced past year they were planning to purchase Fox but Comcast threw a wrench in those plans recently.
The lone drama is "A Million Little Things", about a group of Boston friends, at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Some viewers interpreted the joke as a shot at ABC's Black-ish and Fresh off the Boat. ABC has some good news for fans of the current all-athletes edition of the show. He continued coming to the session, informally known as "lox with Les", even when he ascended to the role of corporate chieftain and underlings presented the schedule.
Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy, Station 19 and How to Get Away with Murder hold down Thursdays this fall. "I'm probably a really big deal to your mom".
Midseason comedies include Schooled, a spin-off of the hit series The Goldbergs.