Roseanne’s Reboot Canceled
Andrew Parker - June 9, 2018

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Unfortunately, the show that many of us have been going crazy over has in fact been canceled, due to some personal statements made by the star, Roseanne Barr.

 

 

Barr, on May 29th made a racist comment about Valerie Jarrett, former President Obama’s adviser.  Although by now she’s famous for her controversial tweets, she really crossed the line this time.

 

Since all the comments she’s been getting, she deleted the tweet and officially apologized, saying it was a bad joke.  However, the ABC network where her reboot was about to air, was less than amused by her ‘joke’. 

 

In her statement, she apologizes to Jarrett and to all of America. She asks for forgiveness, admitting that her joke was in poor taste.  In most cases, ABC tends to ignore her tweets, however this time they could not simply let is slide. The people working on the show were not going to stand for this unacceptable behavior.

 

Even before the show was cancelled, the consulting producer, Wanda Skyes did not agree to continue with the show due Barr’s behavior.  Even Barr’s TV daughter Sara Gilbert, also known as Darlene responded to her tweet as abhorrent. 

 

It was no easy decision for anyone, especially after having creating a show they are so proud of and that so many fans adore.  Immediately following statements from the cast, ABC revealed that the show will be cancelled right away.