'Roseanne' reboot to depict a family 'divided by politics' under Trump

'Roseanne' reboot to depict a family 'divided by politics' under Trump

Tim Allen (right) played played Mike Baxter who is also politically conservative on the canceled show "Last Man Standing".

Barr's character on ABC's "Roseanne" will be a "grandmother who voted for Trump and at times clashes with family members and friends with opposing views", according to Reuters.

The series was praised for its realistic portrayal of a working-class family in the United States, and Barr said she wanted the revival to also present a true-to-life portrait of a country in which half the voters chose Trump.

But it was Roseanne Barr's personal politics that dominated the conversation.

The original "Roseanne" aired from 1988 to 1997 and was the most-watched show on United States television in 1989 and 1990. "And I did run in 2012", she said.

Executive producers Whitney Cummings and Tom Werner, actors Ames McNamera, Emma Kenney, Jayden Rey, executive producer Bruce Helford, (l-r, front row) actor Michael Fishman, executive producer/actress Sara Gilbert, actress Laurie Metcalf, executive producer/actress Roseanne Barr, actors John Goodman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke of the television show Roseanne speak onstage during the ABC Television/Disney portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 8, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

"We have the conversation about why we don't agree", Fishman said. I don't agree with everything he says.


"I've always tried to have (the show) be a true reflection of the society we live in", Barr said Monday. Cummings felt that desire for jobs would explain Roseanne Conner voting for Trump, even if she didn't agree with him on everything. That included politicians-as demonstrated in Season 4's "Aliens", when Roseanne meets a state representative, Mike Summers, who is promoting a plan that gives tax breaks to corporations setting up shop in her hometown of Lanford, Illinois.

"So I wanted to bring it right down the middle, and we did", she said.

Of course, not everyone is so happy to see Roseanne return, as Roseanne Barr herself has been a force to be reckoned with on social media with often controversial posts.

Regarding the 2016 election result, Barr said, "I think it was time for us, as a country, to shake things up and try something different". "I think that a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".

Barr went on to say that although she "loves" Oprah - whose rousing Golden Globes speech Sunday night resurfaced speculation about a 2020 presidential run -she thinks she'd be a better president.

"I do love Oprah".

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