The CW Missed the Funniest ‘F-You’ to Roseanne Barr By Two Days

‘The Conners’ re-runs will begin on The CW 48 hours too soon
The CW Missed the Funniest ‘F-You’ to Roseanne Barr By Two Days

The Conners is coming to The CW in an unusual agreement that will allow the channel to air reruns in prime-time while ABC continues to produce new seasons of the hit sitcom – and there’s nothing Roseanne Barr can do to stop the steal.

When Barr tweeted her way out of a job with a racist jab at Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett in 2018, it left ABC in an unusual predicament. The recently rebooted and heavily retconned Roseanne was the most popular show on television as longtime fans who couldn’t stand how the show butchered its previous ending rejoiced at the resurrection of both the show and Dan Conner. However, Barr’s increasingly caustic public persona as her place on the political spectrum slid to the right of most armed militias was a PR nightmare that came to a head when she wrote of Jarrett, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." ABC was forced to fire their biggest star, and, in a moment of cosmic irony, kill off Roseanne Conner in order to continue the series with her surviving family.

Since the end of her last steady gig, Barr has only grown more extreme in her views, spouting conspiracy theories about blood-drinking Democrats, rigged elections and fudged YouTube view counts whenever she can find a microphone. However, Barr’s biggest ax to grind is with her former show, as she lashes out at former co-stars and colleagues for failing to save her from shooting herself in the foot. Well, The Conners will move into a new home at The CW in just a few short weeks – though we really wish they could wait two days longer to spoil a special holiday for Barr. The Conners syndication on The CW starts January 4th, 2024.

While Barr herself was not present when pro-Trump rioters failed to overthrow the U.S. government and execute former Vice President Mike Pence on January 6th, 2021, she has expressed explicit alignment with their beliefs and treats the participants with the same level of respect and celebrity as the rest of the far-right. Just days ago, and with all the giddiness and holiday spirit of a little girl sitting on Santa’s lap, Barr posted a picture on Twitter of her kissing Jacob Chansley, better known as the QAnon Shaman for the unusual outfit he sported when he stormed the Capitol almost three years ago. Barr captioned the snapshot, “New couple alert!!” 

Maybe, after a couple more tweets, Chansley, too, will have his own TV show without Barr.

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