ABC President Who Fired Roseanne Resigns After Huge Drop In Viewership.
ABC is paying the price for firing the wildly successful Roseanne Barr. All in the same week, the remaining stars of “The Conners” had to take a pay cut and the ABC executive who cancelled Roseanne, Channing Dungey, is stepping down.
The ABC Entertainment president who ultimately made the decision to yank Roseanne after her controversial tweets about Valerie Jarrett, has resigned.
The Head of Programming at ABC’s sister station, Karey Burke, will be taking Dungey’s position.
“I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey said in a statement. “This job has been the highlight of my career. While I’ve loved every moment and knew I could call ABC home for many years to come, I’m excited to tackle new challenges.”
Channing Dungey is the one who announced the cancellation of Roseanne after her tweets mocking Jarrett.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” she said at the time.
ABC had a top rated show, one of the few that showcased the opinions of a more conservative nature and America loved it. Sadly, they threw it away in order to be politically correct. Now, the network and everyone on the show are paying for it.
There is no show without Roseanne, she is the one who made the show, hence, why it’s named after her. “The Conners” will not last very long without their main star.
It’s good to see that their now former president is being held accountable for such a horrible decision.