ABC Toasted Roseanne’s Success at Its Upfront, and Jimmy Kimmel Roasted Everyone (as Usual)

After a year’s hiatus, the comedian finally gives buyers a reason to laugh

Jimmy Kimmel had something to say about everything at the upfront, including ABC and Freeform's new slogan. Pawel Kaminski/ABC

Let’s get the most important ABC upfront questions out of the way first. Yes, Jimmy Kimmel was back this year. And yes, he was as funny as buyers needed him to be after a sluggish upfront week so far.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.