Viewers were outraged when liberal network ABC cancelled Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing, which was centered around a proudly conservative character, which is extremely rare for network television.
Many conservative viewers even boycotted the network, resulting in slipped ratings. It appears as though ABC actually learned from its huge blunder, and is making amends by retooling a wildly popular show with a conservative spin.
During the 1980’s and 1990’s, sitcom Roseanne dominated network ratings, even finishing as the top-rated primetime program at its peak. The show featured a struggling family in rust belt middle America with a loudmouth liberal mother played by Roseanne.
However, Roseanne’s political views have shifted over the years, as have those in the former “Blue Wall” states in the Midwest that, to the great surprise of pollsters, swung to Republican Donald Trump in the most recent election. According to reports, the show will likely have a point of view that speaks for regular Americans and favors Donald Trump.
Commented ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, “I don’t know whether Roseanne will speak about Trump by name. But she’s going to speak very honestly.” Explained The Hollywood Reporter, “The ABC Entertainment boss is talking about a push by her network to deliver TV shows that speak to U.S. audiences as a whole, including those that elected Donald Trump as the U.S. president, and not just to the coasts.” Are you glad that ABC learned its lesson?