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.”