Roseanne Showrunner Calls Reboot a 'Bad Move'

Former Roseanne co-showrunner Whitney Cummings opened up to TMZ about her heartbreak over the show’s cancelation.

“It’s a real shame for all the cast and crew,” Cummings said of the show, which returned for a 10th season in March. “We were all so proud of the work we did.”

  • Cummings left Roseanne in May, citing other work commitments. ABC canceled the show after star Roseanne Barr sent a series of racist tweets, including one in which she compares former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape. 
  • And while she wants the show to continue for the sake of the rest of the cast and crew, she would not want Barr to benefit. “Maybe they can salvage the legacy in some way, but if it benefits her financially, it’s a bad move,” Cummings said. 
  • Variety and other outlets have reported that ABC is seriously considering a reboot. In 2017-2018, Roseanne was the No. 1 program in all of primetime, not an easy thing for a network to walk away from.