2. ABC canceled “Roseanne” hours after its star and co-creator, Roseanne Barr, above, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, who was a top adviser to President Obama.
The show had just finished a smash-hit comeback season, and gotten the green light for a second one. But network executives had been worried about Ms. Barr’s Twitter feed, which was full of conspiracy theories and hateful speech.
On Tuesday, Ms. Barr wrote of Ms. Jarrett, who is African-American: “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” The network’s entertainment president called the statement “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”