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Though on the call, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey pointed out that the pilot featured the most politics, as Roseanne faced off with her liberal sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf). The second revival season of "Roseanne" will be paired on Tuesday with the single-camera comedy "The Kids Are Alright", which follows a working-class family in the 1970s.
"So we're saying goodbye to Shondaland and going headfirst into Roseanne-istan with no exit plan".
Barr told "Good Morning America" Trump called to congratulate her on the success of the show.
"Stick around after", Kimmel said, "We're going to show you a montage of all the montages you've seen tonight". "The new shows we unveil today strengthen an already-vibrant schedule of some of the best television has to offer".
ABC goes into next season with 10 comedies on their schedule, which will be more than any network (CBS and FOX each have six, NBC has four). "That said, having touched on it in the first episode of the season, I think when you look on subsequent episodes of the run, the focus is not really on politics and much more on family and the everyday trials and tribulations that the family faces that still bring them together". Roseanne's dig at the shows didn't sit well with many, but Dungey maintains that its intent wasn't to offend.
She reiterated that the network tries to be "as diverse and inclusive as possible" across all metrics, from race and gender to religion and economics.
"I think that one of the things that was fresh for us with "Roseanne" on the air is that it is focusing (on) a family that is in a different economic status than some of the other family comedies that are on the air", Dungey reportedly said, according to Fox News. "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors", which pairs child celebrities with young ballrooms dancers, will air on Sundays.
"We have a new slogan this year ABC".
The lone drama is "A Million Little Things", about a group of Boston friends, at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
He also reminded the audience that new ABC shows like Inhumans, Deception, and Quantico had all fallen flat this year. She is ending her 15-year tenure at ABC Studios for a rich, multiyear deal at Netflix. She then unveiled a series of impossible-to-fact-check statistics about ABC and Freeform's effectiveness. This fall, three hourlong dramas created or produced by Rhimes will continue to fill Thursday nights: "Grey's Anatomy"; a "Grey's" spinoff, "Station 19"; and "How to Get Away With Murder". New series launching during midseason include "The Fix", "Whiskey Cavalier" and "Grand Hotel".