ABC Cancels 'The Real Rosanne Show'
Aug. 20, 2003
NEW YORK (AP) _ Two days, two cancellations for Roseanne Barr.
ABC said Tuesday it was pulling the plug on ``The Real Roseanne Show'' after two weeks, replacing the reality show with comedy reruns until the new season starts in September.
A day earlier, the ABC Family cable channel canceled ``Domestic Goddess,'' Barr's cooking show that was to begin airing Sept. 20. Barr is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy this week and production had barely begun.
Since ABC's ``The Real Roseanne Show'' was about her pitching the cooking show to various networks, its cancellation rendered the reality series pointless.
Its poor ratings didn't help, either.
``We're confident the audience would have grown, given time, but with ABC Family's decision to cancel `Domestic Goddess' due to Roseanne's illness, the show's dynamic shifted irrevocably,'' said executive producer R.J. Cutler. ``We are very sorry that it didn't work out and we wish Roseanne the best and a speedy recovery.''
Starting Wednesday, it will be replaced by reruns of ``George Lopez'' and ``The Drew Carey Show,'' ABC said.