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Former ABC Sitcom Star — Who Was Fired Four Decades Before the ‘Roseanne’ Incident — Sounds Off About Roseanne’s Firing

Oct 30, 2018  •  Post A Comment

An actress who was a big sitcom star before ABC fired her almost 40 years ago offered her take on the network’s firing of Roseanne Barr.

Yahoo Entertainment reports that Suzanne Somers discussed the “Roseanne” situation in an interview. Somers was a star of the ABC hit “Three’s Company,” but was fired from the show in 1980, the story reports, for asking to be paid the same as her co-star John Ritter.

Somers is quoted in the report saying: “Roseanne is extremely unique, and she’s fearless. [She] took a point of view that’s very unpopular right now, so she hit the eye of the storm … with the 50 percent of the country who is pro-Trump and 50 percent who is not.”

Somers adds: “The anti-Trumps won in this case, but really I think the network lost big. … The ratings on the spinoff show were nowhere near what any one of the ‘Roseanne’ shows accomplished. And [ABC] won’t be able to sit with that for very long, unless some miracle happens.”

Somers also commented: “They’re all really nice people that are on the show.”

10 Comments

  1. I don’t think that it is 50/50 with Trump supporters and the rest…more like 35% Trump supporters and the rest. Trump and his supporters just froth at the mouth and shout louder.

    • Really? Democrats were pretty loud when they lost on election day.

    • I think you wish that, but you don’t offer any proof.

      • My reply was to Zontar

  2. Such a blond bimbo. Perfectly cast for Three’s Company. “I think the network lost big.” No. No they didn’t Suzanne. Bimbo…

    • Yeah, cause the rating taking a nose dive is all made up..smh..idc which side you are on. That’s a fact easily found, & its true..

  3. The new show is winning the night, so I doubt they are going to cancel. Why is this written without tv facts?

  4. I see the thought police are out tonight. The Connors won’t survive. I guess you all think the the rebooted Murphy Brown is doing well in the ratings as well. Lame.

  5. Viewers that watched Roseanne won’t watch the Conners. Viewers who didn’t watch Roseanne won’t watch the Connor‘s. That equals zero audience. This show was doomed from day one. ABC is now ordering the show one episode at a time. I doubt they’ll run all 11 episode they have in the can.

  6. So now tweeting racist crap is the equivelent of being ““extremely unique, and she’s fearless. [She] took a point of view that’s very unpopular right now, so she hit the eye of the storm … with the 50 percent of the country who is pro-Trump and 50 percent who is not.”
    I’m not sure Suzanne is helping.

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