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ABC's Jimmy Kimmel has an idea to save ABC's Roseanne, 'with all the cast members you love'
"Roseanne — you're not going to believe this, but she tweeted something outrageous," Jimmy Kimmel deadpanned on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. He ran through the Roseanne Barr tweet that caused his network to pull the plug on its highest-rated show. This "is a huge blow to business — I mean, we don't have much on this network," Kimmel said. "We're hoping the NBA Finals goes 11 games this year. We're still airing America's Funniest Home Videos, okay? Roseanne was a very bigly hit for ABC, and we needed it," and he had a plan. "Just hear me out," he said. "Just because Roseanne it gone doesn't mean the whole show has to go. The show must go on! — that's what we say in show business, and with that said, I have an idea that I think makes this work for everyone." The idea, in the form of a Season 2 preview, involves a show where "America's favorite working-class family is back, with all the cast members you love."
Obviously, the show — now called Dan — is missing its former titular character. Kimmel doesn't explain what happened to Roseanne's character, but perhaps she was killed off by MS-13 gang members for muscling in on their sex-trafficking operations with a secret trafficking ring she ran out of the basement of a Langford pizzeria. Or maybe she and Dan just got a TV divorce and he got to keep the show in the settlement.