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‘The Conners’ reacting live to NH primary is just a reminder of show’s desperation without Roseanne

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When ‘Roseanne’ was brought back on the air in 2018, it made the sort of cultural splash few television shows can make in today’s overcrowded world of endless streaming channels and scripted programming.

Barr, the show’s star and creator, reintroduced the blue collar Conner family in a way only her unique brand of comedy and politics could pull off. Week after week, the series shocked and delighted viewers by holding nothing back. It tackled the opioid crisis, health care and even introduced its main character as a sympathetic Trump supporter, something few Hollywood productions would ever allow in today’s divisive culture.

The series' return debuted to massive ratings, bringing in over 18 million viewers — something Trump himself congratulated Barr for. The rest of its run was just as impressive with episodes earning well over 10 million viewers each week.

Then Barr became a victim of cancel culture. After sending out a tweet deemed racist by critics, ABC........

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