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The Ghost of Roseanne Looms as Dan Gets Closer to Louise on The Conners

Is Dan Conner ready to move on? Last season of The Conners, viewers met Louise (played by sitcom veteran Katey Sagal), a former classmate of Dan (John Goodman) and Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) who expressed romantic interest in the TV widower. Dan put the brakes on anything, but now in season two, Louise is back and it seems like things could be progressing between the two. In the preview for the Tuesday, Oct. 8 episode of The Conners, Dan and Louise are visiting Becky's (Lecy Goranson) baby in the hospital where he tells his new grandchild that she'll be coming home to live with him, despite the house not being much. "Hey, the fact that you have a house for your struggling daughter and her baby, and your...
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Why The Conners' Lecy Goranson Still Thinks About Roseanne Barr All the Time

Why The Conners' Lecy Goranson Still Thinks About Roseanne Barr All the Time
Despite everything that happened, Lecy Goranson said she still misses her TV mom, Roseanne Barr. After ABC successfully revived Roseanne with the original cast and ordered a second season, everything came crashing down thanks to a racist tweet fired off by Barr. The show was canceled and the triumphant Conners family reunion was over…until it wasn't. ABC cut ties with Barr and ordered a spinoff, The Conners, starring the famous TV family sans its matriarch. "I think about her all the time. It's hard not to. And I always wish her well, we all do. We all love her and miss her very much," Goranson told Daily Pop's Justin Sylvester and Melanie Bromley. The Conners, now in its second...
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Roseanne Barr Quit Stand-Up Because She Says TV Execs Threatened Her Residuals

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Roseanne Barr Quit Stand-Up Because She Says TV Execs Threatened Her Residuals
Roseanne Barr appeared on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast Thursday to once again rehash her dramatic ouster from the ABC sitcom that bore her name.

Describing the network’s decision to cancel its hugely successful “Roseanne” reboot as “the worst, most horrible thing I’ve ever been through,” Barr suggested tensions between her and the show’s executives had been simmering for months before they came to a public boil last summer.

“It’s all because I said that I like [Donald] Trump,” Barr said, reflecting on the reason her public comments came under such close scrutiny. “A lot of cabals in Hollywood, that’s all they needed to hear: ‘She must be destroyed.'”

Also Read: 'Family Guy' Mocks Emmys for Past Winners Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby

Barr, the star and executive producer of ABC’s high-profile “Roseanne” reboot, was ousted by the network after she posted
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These Are The Scariest TV Shows To Binge-Watch This Month

Spooky season is officially under way.

Yes, as civilians all over the country prepare for Halloween with overflowing candy bins, creepy crawly costume consumption, and deeply disturbing decorations, they know that fright night isn’t complete without some great entertainment.

The streaming world offers fans an abundant selection of horror films to sort through – I recommend Scream, The Conjuring, and Robert EggersThe Witch, all of which are available on Netflix – but the fun doesn’t stop there. Digital platforms also have plenty of binge-worthy and cringe-worthy horror shows to check out as well.

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And in celebration of October’s arrival, ComicBook.com unveiled a list of the best streamable shows that will keep you up all night! You can check out a rundown of their selections down below:

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Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger Tells Oprah: Axing Roseanne Barr Was Easy Decision

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Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger Tells Oprah: Axing Roseanne Barr Was Easy Decision
Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday talks this week with Disney chairman/CEO Bob Iger, whose The Ride of a Lifetime book was released earlier this week by Random House.

Iger’s TV Own interview will simultaneously stream on the “Super Soul Sunday” Facebook page and Oprah’s Facebook page on Sunday, September 29 at 12 p.m. Et/Pt and will be available on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast beginning Monday, September 30.

Winfrey said in the interview that she wanted Iger to become president.

“If Bob Iger had decided to run for president, I would be canvassing in Iowa right now,’ said Winfrey, a long-time friend of Iger. “More than ever, every day, I wish you had done it.”

Iger said he had explored a 2020 run, but backed off when his Disney tenure was extended after the 21st Century Fox deal.

He also spoke about the decision to end Roseanne Barr
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The Conners: Season Two Ratings

In its first year, The Conners was ABC's highest-rated scripted series of the 2018-19 season. Part of that season average was due to a lot of people tuning in to the first episode to see how Roseanne Barr's character had been written out. Though the ratings dropped after that, the network believed in The Conners series enough to renew it for a second season of 19 episodes (eight more installements than last season). Will it continue to perform well for the alphabet network? Will The Conners be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.

An ABC family comedy, The Conners stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey. Guest stars in season two include Estelle Parsons, Jay R. Ferguson, Johnny Galecki, and Katey Sagal. Picking up where the revival of the Roseanne sitcom left off, this
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‘The Conners’ Season 2 Is Out to Prove Sitcom Revivals Have Staying Power

‘The Conners’ Season 2 Is Out to Prove Sitcom Revivals Have Staying Power
Roseanne” is long gone, but is “The Conners” here to stay? That’s the question ABC looks to answer with a definitive yes when its “No. 1 new comedy” returns for what will officially be its second season. Unofficially, of course, this is the third season featuring the Conner clan, including the 2017 “Roseanne” revival (which was a massive success until Roseanne Barr tweeted herself out of millions). The 2018 patch-job kept everyone but Barr, killing off her matriarch in the hopes of saving a high-rated show, and it worked — kind of. Total viewers hit upwards of 13 million when “The Conners” first premiered, but dipped to just under 9 million by season’s end. Even the low-end of those numbers tops the average for ABC’s next highest-rated series, so here we are: Season 2(ish)!

But a funny thing has been happening to recent sitcom revivals. While plenty are still being made, developed, and considered,
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It’s looking like “The Conners” Will See a Season 2

When Roseanne Barr was let go from the reprisal of her role as Roseanne Conners, it looked as though the popular sitcom was doomed. Producers didn’t let the controversy stand in the way of their plans for the rest of the cast, however. Although Barr would not be returning, they came up with a brand new sitcom which they titled “The Conners.” Fans who have been loyal throughout the years still tuned in to see some of their favorite characters on the series, but there’s recently been a question as to whether or not “The Conners” will be back for

It’s looking like “The Conners” Will See a Season 2
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Emmys TV Review: Big Wins & Farewells To ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘Veep,’ But Host-Free Fox Ceremony Fails

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Emmys TV Review: Big Wins & Farewells To ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘Veep,’ But Host-Free Fox Ceremony Fails
When the best part of your Emmy Awards broadcast tonight is the short sendoffs to series that have finished including Games of Thrones and Veep, you might want to get your gaze out of the rearview mirror before you lose control.

Sadly, that’s not what the host-free 71st Primetime Emmy Awards chose to do. Which is why the just over three-hour result skidded all over the small-screen equivalent of the street on Sunday.

Yes, there were big wins for HBO’s GoT and Chernobyl in the Drama and Limited Series categories, Amazon’s Fleabag for Comedy and Netflix’s Bandersnatch from the Black Mirror team in the Outstanding Television Movie slate. There was a censorship bleep for Succession creator Jesse Armstrong quoting Donald Trump, though it was a night of relatively few direct hits at Hollywood’s Potus piñata.

There was also history made by Pose star Billy Porter
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Emmys: The Complete Winners List

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The 71st Emmy Awards are in the books, with Amazon’s “Fleabag” knocking off perennial winner “Veep” to become TV’s top comedy — among Television Academy voters, at least. “Game of Thrones” didn’t let the same happen in drama.

Amazon’s Prime Video started the night off on a real hot streak, winning the first four awards of the evening — two apiece for “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — and five out of the initial six.

All told, HBO won nine trophies tonight, Amazon claimed seven, and Netflix took home four. See all of Sunday’s winners and nominees below.

Also Read: 'Pose' Star Billy Porter Makes History Winning Lead Actor in a Drama Emmy: 'The Category Is Love'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry • HBO

Stephen Root, Barry • HBO

Henry Winkler, Barry • HBO

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method • Netflix

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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‘Family Guy’ Mocks Emmys for Past Winners Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby

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Fox’s “Family Guy” made a quick appearance at the 2019 Emmys with an animated short mocking the ceremony for past winners Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby.

In the short, which aired right after the end of the second commercial break, the entire Griffin family sits watching the Emmys. Meg (Mila Kunis) remarks how excited she is to be watching the Emmys, prompting Peter (Seth MacFarlane) to say he remembers when the Emmys went to the best and brightest in TV.

Every year, Peter says, it was “Bill Cosby and Roseanne Barr, Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby” — “great people doing great work.”

“Who will be this year’s Bill Cosby and Roseanne?” Peter says, to end the gag.

Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert Roast No-Host Emmys: 'Applebee's Has a Host!'

Cosby is currently serving three-to-ten years after being convicted of aggravated indecent assault, and Roseanne Barr was fired from
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Homer Simpson, Anthony Anderson and Bryan Cranston Kick Off Hostless Emmys

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Homer Simpson, Anthony Anderson and Bryan Cranston Kick Off Hostless Emmys
With no Emmys host this year, Homer Simpson, Anthony Anderson and Bryan Cranston teamed up to kick off television’s biggest night.

It all started with Homer Simpson walking out on stage — thanks to the magic of animation — only to fall through a hole in the stage at L.A.’s Microsoft Theatre. (Also thanks to the magic of animation.)

“What the hell was that?” yelled Anthony Anderson from the audience, who then went backstage in a very pre-planned bit, took an impromptu photo, made a joke about the coffee gaffe in the final season of “Game of Thrones” and found a suitable person to deliver a monologue about television: four-time “Breaking Bad” Emmy winner Bryan Cranson.

Also Read: Homer Simpson, Anthony Anderson and Bryan Cranston Kick Off Hostless Emmys

Cranston spoke with mock solemnity about the 1969 moon landing and said that watching it as a child made him realize
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Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay Kick Off Scathing Comedy Tour

Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay Kick Off Scathing Comedy Tour
Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay came out swinging at the opening night of their “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour on Thursday night, taking aim at the Kardashians, the #MeToo movement, ABC — the list goes on.

“About a year and a half ago, the Roseanne reboot came on television and we got 28 million people to watch it,” Barr said, opening her set. “So fuck Hollywood.”

Later, as part of a bit about to whom she’d write letters should she commit suicide, she listed ABC among the recipients. “Dear ABC, when you asked me ...
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Roseanne Barr Details Comeback Plan And Bashes Sara Gilbert Over Firing

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Nearly a year and a half after she was fired from her self-titled ABC sitcom, Roseanne Barr says she’s working on a comedy comeback.

The actress and comedian discussed her future and her firing in a Monday interview with DailyMailTV. As Deadline previously reported, Barr is teaming up with Andrew Dice Clay for the Mr. and Mrs. America Tour, which kicks off at the end of the week.

“It’s exciting because we’ve known each other for so long and we’ve never toured together,” she said about Andrew Dice Clay. She added that Clay convinced her to join him on the road.

“Dice talked me into it. He goes ‘people are wanting to hear what you have to say,'” she explained.

Barr was fired from Roseanne in May 2018, after she posted a racially-charged tweet about former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett. ABC canceled the sitcom and showed Barr the door.
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Disney Planning A Live-Action Remake Of Home On The Range

Don’t expect the reboot craze to stop any time soon. Fresh off the heels of Disney’s extremely profitable recent live-action remakes, the studio is making plans to keep on redoing their animated films for years to come. In fact, according to our sources – the same ones who told us an Aladdin sequel was in development, and that Marvel was developing a She-Hulk show – executives at the company are eying a revitalization of the 2004 flick Home on the Range. Just like Dumbo and the upcoming Brother Bear reimagining, the few human characters in the movie will likely be real people, while the animals will be animated in a style similar to The Lion King.

For those who aren’t familiar with this lesser-known flick, Home on the Range is titled after the popular country song of the same name and features a wide array of voice talents like Roseanne Barr,
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Katey Sagal Is Coming Back to The Conners to Keep Wooing Dan

The first season of The Conners found the family rebounding from the death of matriarch Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) after she overdosed on opioids. As recoveries from dumpster fires go, The Conners managed to make a terrible situation pretty enjoyable, and one of the ways the whole Conner clan -- or at

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Donald Trump Attacks Debra Messing Again After Her Apology Over Twitter Controversy

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Donald Trump Attacks Debra Messing Again After Her Apology Over Twitter Controversy
President Donald Trump escalated a feud with Will & Grace star Debra Messing by claiming that she was trying to create a “blacklist” of his supporters and labeling her as a “racist.”

In two tweets, Trump wrote, “Bad ‘actress’ Debra The Mess Messing is in hot water. She wants to create a ‘Blacklist’ of Trump supporters, & is being accused of McCarthyism. Is also being accused of being a Racist because of the terrible things she said about blacks and mental illness. If Roseanne Barr said what she did, even being on a much higher rated show, she would have been thrown off television. Will Fake News NBC allow a McCarthy style Racist to continue? ABC fired Roseanne. Watch the double standard!”

On Wednesday, Messing apologized for “liking” the image of a church sign that called black Trump voters “mentally ill.” In the furor that followed, the hashtag #RacistDebraMessing began to trend on Twitter.
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Valerie Harper: A Fighter Who Left a Complex Hollywood Legacy

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Valerie Harper: A Fighter Who Left a Complex Hollywood Legacy
Valerie Harper was a fighter, and that may ultimately be her Hollywood legacy. That was true with her career, and also in her 10-year battle with lung cancer. Harper will forever be best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern, her “Mary Tyler Moore Show” character that earned the actress four Emmys and was later spun off into an entirely separate series, “Rhoda.”

But just like Rhoda, the spunky, wise-cracking best friend of Moore’s Mary Richards, Harper didn’t back down from a fight. In Hollywood, Harper will perhaps be most remembered for standing her ground on the NBC sitcom “Valerie.”

The comedy, which starred Harper as the matriarch of a nuclear family living in Illinois, and grappling with typical life problems, launched in 1986 and eventually became a hit for the Peacock network. But that harmony was short-lived: Harper was fired from the show after its second season, however, following her salary dispute with Lorimar,
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Netflix Orders ‘The Upshaws’ Comedy Series Starring Wanda Sykes & Mike Epps

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Netflix has greenlighted The Upshaws, a multi-camera family comedy series starring and executive produced by actor-comedians Wanda Sykes (Wanda Sykes: Not Normal) and Mike Epps. Sykes also will co-showrun with Regina Hicks.

The Upshaws centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without any blueprints.

Sykes, Epps and Hicks executive produce with Niles Kirchner, Dan Spilo (Sunnyside) and Page Hurwitz (Wanda Sykes: Not Normal).

Veteran standup comedians Sykes and Epps, who have both done Netflix specials, teamed last year for The Upshaws, which has been in the works at the streamer since last fall.

For Sykes The Upshaws followed her stint as consulting producer on another multi-camera family comedy, ABC’s highly-rated Roseanne revival, which she quit over the Roseanne Barr controversy.

Sykes is a
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Move Over Roseanne: Is Dan Getting a The Conners Love Interest?

Is Dan Conner ready for love? The iconic TV character played by John Goodman on Roseanne and The Conners may be moving on from his beloved Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr). After the Roseanne revival debuted to huge ratings and quickly imploded following Barr's racist tweet, ABC canceled the series and brought it back as The Conners. The writers killed off Barr's character and the comic and executive producer agreed to not have any financial or creative ties to the new series. The Conners debuted to steady ratings and brought in a number of A-list guest stars from Matthew Broderick and Justin Long to Mary Steenburgen and Katey Sagal. Now it looks like one of them might be coming back in a big way. According to...
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