ABC: ‘Roseanne’ may move ‘from politics’ to ‘family’ in season two
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ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey on Tuesday said that the network's revival of "Roseanne" may stay away from politics in its second season.

"I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on toward the end of last season, which is away from politics and toward family," Dungey said on a conference call, according to Variety

The revival of the hit '90s sitcom debuted this year with an intense focus on a family whose members differ widely in politics. The show won acclaim from many Republicans, who heralded it as a break from what they say is the entertainment industry's liberal values.


The show's creator and star, Roseanne Barr, is herself a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE. That support often made its way into the series revival, especially in its early episodes.

The revamped series' high ratings earned Barr a congratulatory phone call from Trump himself

Television critics, however, have noted that the series' focus on a working-class family may also have contributed to its success. An analysis by the entertainment news site Deadline found that the show registered most with viewers in the Heartland, rather than in the urban areas, like New York and Los Angeles.

Dungey also said that it wasn't yet clear whether ABC would order additional episodes of "Roseanne" for the fall season. The new season is set for 13 episodes, an increase from the nine episodes of the first season.