It only took a few moments for Disney-ABC’s upfront presentation last Tuesday to morph into a full-blown Roseanne Barr lovefest. With the surprise breakout success of ABC’s Roseanne revival less than two months earlier, the network felt as if it had won the lottery—ending up with the season’s No. 1 entertainment show among adults 18-49 for the first time in 24 years—and took great pleasure in reveling in its unexpected good fortune in front of the assembled buyers at New York’s Lincoln Center.… Keep on reading
Roseanne the Personality
Roseanne Barr is having quite the year. Her eponymous show that aired from 1988 to 1997 got a reboot in 2018. In addition, she got a cool mention on the list of 100 most influential persons in the world.
Not many Hollywood stars can pull off Barr’s feat with the show.… Keep on reading
ABC’s reboot has been a ratings bonanza, and yet another front in the current culture wars. How did both its namesake and her TV alter ego go from progressive antiheroines to troublemakers? Let Roseanne Barr explain.
If I hadn’t been waiting to interview her, I might not have recognized the blonde standing before me in a tailored dark-gray blazer and blue velvet loafers as Roseanne Barr, the pop-cultural provocateur whose recent return to TV felt like a bomb detonating in prime time.… Keep on reading