When Roseanne Barr did a little racist Ambien-tweeting, I’m sure she didn’t think her show was going to get cancelled (because that would involve thinking, and we all know Roseanne is averse to that). But ABC quickly pulled the plug on Roseanne. Behind the large internet crowd of people applauding ABC’s decision, there of course were some that were bummed by it. Good news for those people, because Roseanne might get resurrected on a conservative streaming service.
According to The Daily Beast, it looks like former Trump Aide Michael Caputo is interested. Michael is the chief marketing officer for a new streaming service called Bond. Bond is funding television programming through crowd funding, as well as attempting to tip the balance of political power in Hollywood by luring conservative-minded backers. Michael thinks Roseanne would be a great fit, and he says they’re reaching out to Roseanne Barr immediately. And not a moment too soon. Sources tell People Roseanne is currently in a “deep darkness” and feels “very remorseful” for her actions and thinks people “misunderstood” her humor.
yes, its hard to learn to do it, but it feels good when u can-apology, repentance =feeling remorse, which is a healing thing. It's hard 2 balance self respect & impulses. i fail all the time, but keep trying.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 31, 2018
Bond is so excited about potentially picking up Roseanne, they recently used the show’s demise in a slide show for potential investors. Bond stated that Roseanne had “disrupted Hollywood orthodoxy” and was “ridiculed by Liberal America,” adding that its key demographic – “pro-Trump middle America” – had been “ignored by elites.”
One downside will be that way less people will watch. Roseanne grabbed more than 27 million viewers on ABC. Michael Caputo says their aiming for 75,000 paying subscribers in the first year. I’m sure Trump will be the first one to sign up, right after Ivanka teaches him that Bond is a streaming service, and not what is used to keep his hair stuck to his scalp. Oh, and Bond’s creators are two Russian guys, so go ahead and make of that what you will.
Bond would have to convince the rest of the cast to slide over. Many of Roseanne’s co-stars spoke out and condemned her Twitter behavior, so they’re most likely out. But then there’s John Goodman, who recently spoke to a paparazzo about the situation while waiting for his car at an auto repair shop in New Orleans . He had zero hard words for Roseanne. He said that “everything’s fine” and that he’d rather say nothing about it than “cause more trouble.” He added:
“I don’t know anything about it. I don’t read it.”
In what world is Dan Conner living in that he doesn’t know anything about this? It’s all people have been talking about, and it’s infiltrated all aspects of our daily life. I’m legitimately shocked that we’re two whole days in, and my local sandwich shop still hasn’t created a mayo-covered rosemary ham and roasted chicken mess called the Roseanne Fucked Herself on Twitter.