ABC has canceled Roseanne.
To everything, there is a season. That rings especially true after ABC canceled the reboot of its classic sitcom after only one season.
The cancellation followed star Roseanne Barr tweeting a scabrous comment about President Obama's former advisor Valerie Jarrett in which she characterized her as an "ape." That tweet, which is no longer available, was a few hours after midnight.
Barr responded to the outcry, at first saying "It's a joke" and then later saying "I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter." But it was too little, seemingly too late. Wanda Sykes, a "consulting producer" for the show, announced that she would not be returning soon after.
Barr's second apology had more heft, but it apparently came too late. She wrote: "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste."
Roseanne had premiered to good reviews and even better ratings. Some heralded it as a watershed moment for TV and conservatives as Roseanne Conner was a supporter of Donald Trump just like the woman who played her. But in less than 12 hours, it all unraveled.
ABC President Channing Dungey was just as brief with a statement from ABC announcing the cancellation: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."