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ABC’s ‘The Conners’ renewed for second season

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“The Conners” — the spinoff that was born out of Roseanne Barr’s firing from “Roseanne” following a racist tweet — is getting picked up for a second season.

“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family,” ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a Friday statement. “This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves.”

{mosads}A politically charged series about a working-class family, “The Conners” premiered last year after “Roseanne” was canceled and its star canned by ABC because of what the network called an “abhorrent” tweet against former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. In the message, Barr said Jarrett was the child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”

Barr — who, much like her character, Roseanne Conner, has expressed support for President Trump — apologized to Jarrett and the public. She later said in a YouTube video, “I thought the bitch was white!”

Barr, 66, had spoken out against ABC in recent weeks, slamming the network during a stand-up routine earlier this month for killing off her “Roseanne” character “at the first sign of controversy.”

“But you know what? I ain’t dead, bitches,” Barr said during the performance.

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