ABC Boss Says 'Blackish' Episode Wasn't Pulled Over Football Protest Story

Roseanne’ Won’t Focus Much on Politics Year Says ABC President

When the show returned this spring after a 21-year absence, the titular matriarch played by Roseanne Barr was re-introduced as a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, while her sister Jackie, played by Laurie Metcalf, was still upset that Hillary Clinton or Jill Stein didn't win the election.

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said The Alec Baldwin Show will begin taping in June for a September premiere. "That said, having touched on it in the first episode of the season, I think when you look on subsequent episodes of the run, the focus is not really on politics and much more on family and the everyday trials and tribulations that the family faces that still bring them together".

"As you know, we have always been supportive of Kenya and team tackling challenging and controversial issues in the show", Dungey said on a conference call with reporters announcing ABC's 2018-19 schedule. "At the end of the day, this was a mutual decision between Kenya and the network to not put the episode out". "We missed all the shows about black and Asian families", Dan said afterwards, referencing the two previously mentioned shows. I do stand by the Roseanne writers.

ABC in February pulled a new episode of "Black-ish" that dealt with several social and political topics, including protests against racial injustice during football games.

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

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And, as one reporter asked, does Dungey think that Barr's outside political opinions are coloring how people perceive the content of the show? I think with this particular episode, there were a number of elements to the episode that we had a hard time coming to terms on.

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

"Conversations with Kenya have been incredibly collaborative, and he and I have been in conversations recently about some potential new business", Dungey said. On Monday, Fox executives admitted that the success of Roseanne was a factor in bringing back Last Man Standing, which stars the politically conservative Tim Allen.

Fox announced last week it would revive "Last Man Standing" for a seventh season.

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