CTV acquires Roseanne spin-off

Canada’s CTV has acquired the Roseanne spin-off series for this October. The Connors is an offshoot of the popular ABC show, Roseanne, which was cancelled earlier this year after controversial tweets were sent out by its lead star Roseanne Barr. The new series goes on without Barr, it features the family after a sudden turn […]

ABC greenlights Roseanne spin-off

After ABC cancelled its popular revival Roseanne earlier this year, the broadcaster has made a straight-to-series order for a spin-off that is set to air this autumn. The ten-episode order of The Conners (WT) will revisit the family after a sudden turn of events, where they will be forced to face the daily struggles of […]

ABC cancels Roseanne after controversial tweets from lead star

ABC has cancelled its lead series Roseanne after its star Roseanne Barr sent a controversial tweet about a former staffer under President Obama, Valerie Jarrett. On Tuesday, Barr tweeted “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes = vj”. The tweet has since been deleted by Barr after many criticised the star for the seemingly race […]

Young Sheldon finds home on CTV

Young Sheldon is among a number of new US broadcast shows that Canadian broadcaster CTV has acquired for its 2017/18 season schedule. The Big Bang Theory single cam spin-off (pictured) has gone to the Bell Media-owned network along with comedies My, Myself & I; The Mayor; and the Roseanne reboot. CTV has also acquired the […]

ABC tasks Inhumans with Friday mission

US broadcaster ABC has slated its buzzy new superhero drama Marvel’s Inhumans on Friday nights in its 2017/18 season, and is reviving sitcom Roseanne. Inhumans is one of four new scripted series for the fall season in the US, alongside David Shore medical drama The Good Doctor, comedies The Mayor and The Gospel of Kevin. […]

Russian net orders Roseanne format

Russian free-TV broadcaster CTC is piloting a local version of classic US sitcom Roseanne. The Russian version of the show will be called Katya. Sony Pictures Television is making the show for CTC, which marks the first time the studio will remake the comedy series. The original Roseanne series ran for nine seasons on US […]