Roseanne Barr: ‘Press Has Misrepresented’ ABC Chief’s Remarks About Less-Political Season 2

“I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on toward the end of last season, which is away from politics and toward family,” Channing Dungey told reporters on Tuesday

Last Updated: May 17, 2018 @ 8:20 AM

Roseanne Barr has shot down any notion that the next season of “Roseanne” will be less political than this one.

“ABC has been nothing but supportive to me and my show and all of our ideas,” the comedian and broadcast TV star said on Wednesday. “The press has misrepresented what ABC President said about our new season.”

The executive she’s referring to is ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, who told reporters a day earlier: “I think [‘Roseanne’] going to stay on the path that they were on toward the end of last season, which is away from politics and toward family.”

That quote came during a conference call with the media ahead of ABC and Freeform’s annual upfront presentation to advertisers, which is when networks debut their new series and fall schedules. It also made many headlines — including at TheWrap — and Barr believes that part is on us.

See Barr’s tweet on the matter here:

The debut episode of the “Roseanne” revival revolved around the titular character’s clash with the rest of her family over her politics, lining up the character with Barr’s own position as an outspoken Trump supporter. That juxtaposition continued throughout the comeback season, creating both comedy and drama for the Conners.