Trump later accused ABC of a double standard in firing Barr, tweeting that while Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger "called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr", that Iger "never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the awful statements made and said about me on ABC".
ABC's top-rated comedy was abruptly cancelled in May, just hours after its creator and star, Roseanne Barr, posted a tweet that said former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was the child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie "Planet of the Apes". "We've had multiple conversations about wanting to keep the focus on the show and not to let some of the other stuff eclipse the show".
We don't know what Hemsworth means, but we're so ready to find out. "For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that can not be crossed, but it was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done". Dungey reaffirmed the series isn't necessarily cancelled just yet. She couldn't comment on further details of course, but she noted in an interview with Deadline they are now talks on-going between Marvel and ABC for more Marvel representation on the network.
On how Roseanne's exit will be handled for The Conners: "That's the thing I can't talk about because the showrunners [Bruce Helford, Tom Werner and Sara Gilbert] for Conners have now taken a page out of the Marvel and Shondaland playbook and they're keeping everything very close to the vest". But it was one of those ideas that they came in with [a clear intention to make it work]. I don't regret it, I am never going to regret waking up that morning and seeing the ratings from that first season ... "All these issues are going to still be at the forefront".
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"We obviously knew that she had a slightly volatile history in the previous incarnation of "Roseanne"," she said. And whether it was dealing with the ramifications of Hydra's infiltration of Shield, the discovery of the Inhumans, fighting monsters and demons with Ghost Rider, or traveling through time to avoid Earth's destruction, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has proven to be, arguably, the most exciting, criminally underrated, and dynamic shows that has ever graced a television screen. "I'm excited about it".
"I think the swift, decisive action really spoke volumes and I think we're proud of what we did", Dungey added.
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