It has been a very bad week for Roseanne as she dropped her display on a controversial Tweet.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this whole week you have probably heard about the wreck Roseanne Barr due to conversing out a joke in bad taste about Barack Obama’s former adviser and friend Valerie Jarrett.
Of course, since”Roseanne” was a show that doesn’t constantly attack those who voted for and encourage President Donald Trump, the show was canceled within a couple of hours following the tweet has been sent although Roseanne had apologized to it.
But the great news is that it is reporting this entire mess can cause ABC to lose an expected $60 million in advertising dollars, in addition to the cover of 13 episodes to the majority of the cast, so they will be spending between $350,00 to $500,000 per incident since they were already under contract.
Since ABC is connected to Disney they thrive on pushing the agenda forward and this has to stop. My guess is they just used this chance to knock out Roseanne because like Samantha Bee, who telephoned Ivanka Trump a”C***” on her show, and apologized to it so she would not be fired, therefore did Roseanne.
“Although the decision was widely viewed as necessary given the racist nature of star Roseanne Barr’s social media assault on senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, many sources with knowledge of this situation suggest that ABC and parent company Disney may be on the hook for thousands of bucks,” Rose reported.
“And that doesn’t include the foregone ad revenue,” she said, citing an industry report from Kantar Media that said that the revival of the 1990s-era sitcom was expected to induce 60 million in advertising bucks.
“The’Roseanne’ wake: that gets paid?” Ms. Rose summarized.
She said that her sources show that ABC producers will not be able to invoke the”force majeure clause,” that allows them to offset contracts as a result of sudden, catastrophic events.
Hollywood Reporter provided information about who may be getting paid for your scrapped season considering they might have been under contract.
“Stars Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman hope to get compensated for the scrapped season, although what, if anything, the writers will receive stays less clear.
The sudden cancellation of Roseanne won’t come cheap. Although the conclusion was broadly viewed as necessary given the racist character of star Roseanne Barr’s social networking assault on Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to Barack Obama, several sources with knowledge of this situation imply that ABC and parent company Disney may be on the hook for”thousands of dollars.”
And that does not include the forgone ad revenue, as broadcast’s No. 1 show was expected to induce at least 60 million in its 11th season, based on Kantar Media. Insiders, meanwhile, denied the”tens of millions of dollars” sum and pegged it at significantly less.
According to those very same sources, no discussions were Tuesday about how all this will play out since all involved were still in a state of shock.
ABC’s top television executives, Ben Sherwood and Channing Dungey, are expected to engage as early as Wednesday with representatives for Tom Werner, whose Carsey-Werner production company produced the initial run as well as the revival, on the topic of reimbursement for the cast and crew. Werner is repped by UTA, which also represents several authors, such as showrunner Bruce Helford, on the sequence.
Per multiple insiders, reps for its stars, including Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, who recently negotiated new deals for the 11th season at $300,000 an event (up from $250,000 a year before), are expecting to still be paid for at least 10 episodes of the season as, as many note,”Their options have been exercised.” Or at least that is the case they mean to create when ABC chooses to not pay them for the jettisoned season.
What is less clear is whether and how the writing staff is going to be reimbursed. Just a very select few — and perhaps even just one — have a clause in their contracts which requires that they be paid for a minimum number of episodes, in this case 10, regardless of whether anything has generated.
(The scrapped 11th season was due to conduct 13 episodes, up from nine.) The remainder of the writing staff is contractually bound to be paid only for produced episodes, where there were none. In reality, in a surreal twist, the authors room for the forthcoming season started Tuesday, although insiders suggest small got done given the fallout of this viral (and since deleted) tweet.