Roseanne’s Stunning Cancellation Will Deal a Blow to ABC’s Upfront Efforts

Network will miss out on an estimated $60 million in ad revenue next season without the show

ABC, TV Land, Paramount Network, CMT, Laff and Hulu all pulled Roseanne from their respective outlets following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. ABC

It was a good day when Roseanne Barr woke up on Tuesday morning. The writers room for the next season of her hit revival was starting up, and episodes of Roseanne—both the current and original runs—could be found on ABC (including a repeat episode set to air that night), Paramount Network, CMT, TV Land, Laff and Hulu. By the time she went to bed, after another marathon tweeting session, all of it had evaporated.

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