Published: Sun, April 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Roseanne Barr Taking Suggestions for Season 11 After Early 'Roseanne' Renewal

Roseanne Barr Taking Suggestions for Season 11 After Early 'Roseanne' Renewal

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told The Times that the show was a "direct result of the post-Election Day initiative to pursue an audience that the network had overlooked".

It is the show's 11th season, but with a 21-year gap since its initial nine-season run.

After "Roseanne" drew 18.2 million viewers and a mighty 5.1 rating among adults younger than 50 on Tuesday, a renewal was all but inevitable.

In Cincinnati, the 17.1 rating was slightly less than the combined viewership (18.6 rating) for CBS' "NCIS", NBC's "The Voice" and Fox's "Lethal Weapon" (18.6 rating). And with just one day of DVR playback factored it, those numbers already swell to 21.9 mil/6.2. In fact, there's been some backlash to the idea that the show's launch was Trump-fueled.

Now, one week after the premiere, the media discussion around the show has been all about politics, because the show's star Roseanne Barr is an avid Trump supporter-on the show and in real life. "Half the country voted for him (Trump), half of them didn't". "Laura Ingraham added: "'Roseanne' reboot premieres to strong ratings, begging the question: "why has Hollywood been ignoring us for so long?" Their online campaign - which is also called "The Storm" - says that there is a secret anti-Trump sect in the "deep state" that takes part in things like a child sex-trafficking ring.

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On Thursday in Northeastern Ohio, Trump boasted about the "Roseanne" ratings and said he had called Barr. The always controversial comedian returned to ABC earlier this week with a brand new season of Roseanne.

Barr on Thursday shared that she and Trump had spoken about TV ratings and that Trump had called to congratulate her.

"He talked about jobs, he said he'd shake things up", says Barr in the episode. The broadcaster ABC has renewed the TV show just three days after the reboot aired.

"Roseanne" originally aired from 1988 to 1997 and featured a blue-collar Midwestern family struggling to get by. In real life, Barr is also a vocal Trump supporter, though she lives on a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii and not in IL.

"We just kind of had a private conversation, but we talked about a lot of things and he's just happy for me".

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