'Roseanne' may move 'from politics' to 'family' in season two

ABC’s reboot of “Roseanne,” starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman has averaged more than 19 million viewers an episode outpacing “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS

Jimmy Kimmel took a swing at the big networks, including his own, during ABC's upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday. Fans probably want to know if the judges from the original version and hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will somehow be able to pull double duty on both shows.

If you assumed "Roseanne", you are correct.

The show, starring Roseanne Barr the pro-Trump title character, drew plenty of eyeballs when it premiered on March 27, shocking the industry with over 27 million viewers in Live+7 in delayed ratings.

"Roseanne" may not focus on politics going into the second season of the revival, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said. "I haven't seen this yet, but it sounds like it isn't so much a dating show as a thinly veiled sex trafficking operation", Kimmel said.

"We missed all the shows about black and Asian families", Dan said afterwards about Blackish and Fresh Off The Boat.

"Millennials are not just cutting the cord, they're eating the placenta", Kimmel joked. "There, now you're all caught up", Roseanne quipped in reply. What exactly is the punchline here? Introduced as "beloved" by Dungey, The Rookie star (late of Castle) won the room when he acknowledged his niche fame: "If you don't know me, that's alright. It's a familiarity and comfort with the culture of objectifying and demeaning people of colour". However, ABC nixed the show (Fox picked it up), possibly leaving egg on Dungey's face in light of Roseanne's success. "I was a little bit surprised to the reaction to that line", Dungey said.

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"We thought the writers were tipping their hat", to the other shows, she told Variety.

Barr responded to the reports, saying the media misrepresented Dungey's words. I think they were expressing the point of view of the Connors, and what they would have actually said.

The evening kicked off with a taped video of an "upfront audition" where stars of ABC and Freeform (formerly ABC Family) shows like "The Goldberg's", "The Bold Type", "American Housewife" and "The Good Doctor" did an "American Idol"-style audition to be selected to open the upfronts presentation. Our new slogan is 'Forward Together.' Hillary Clinton had a yard sale, and she let us have that for nearly nothing", the late-night host began, in a routine meant to poke fun at the TV network business while advertisers field offers to place their products on the various platforms".

She reiterated that the network tries to be "as diverse and inclusive as possible" across all metrics, from race and gender to religion and economics.

He added, "I think that one of the things that was fresh for us with "Roseanne" on the air is that it is focusing (on) a family that is in a different economic status than some of the other family comedies that are on the air".

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