ABC says "Roseanne" will concentrate on family, not politics

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ABC says "Roseanne" will concentrate on family, not politics

This comes from Deadline, which was on an industry call with ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, who praised the success of the show while promising to focus more on family over the next batch of 13 episodes. It was especially troubling that the same network which aired Roseanne would be so hesitant to face this issue head-on.

Dungey also said that she's happy with the in-progress all-athletes season and would like to bring back Dancing with the Stars: Athletes for another season. "We missed all the shows about black and Asian families", Dan said afterwards, referencing the two previously mentioned shows.

"We have always traditionally been able to come to a place creatively where we felt good about the story he was telling, even if we felt like it was pushing some hot buttons and he felt he was sharing the story the way it should be shared". "I do think there's a little bit of that, yes", she agreed.

Asked in a teleconference with reporters Tuesday if she thinks more time will be devoted to the siblings' political differences in the future, Dungey replied: "We certainly did touch on some of that in the first episode".

"We look to be diverse and inclusive from a racial perspective, from a gender perspective, from a religious perspective and also from an economic perspective", Dungey said.

Dungey defended the "Roseanne" writers and said they were just expressing the title character's views.

"We thought the writers were tipping their hat", to the other shows, she told Variety. "But I wish them every success in the return of that show on Fox", Dungey said. "We're very clear on black-ish about how many opinions are voiced by Dre Johnson". The schedule has Fresh Off the Boat moving to Fridays at 8 p.m. where it will go head-to-head with a former ABC series, Last Man Standing, which the network canceled past year.

"The decision we made past year in terms of canceling "Last Man Standing" were made with the best information we had at the time".

The moves come on the heels of NBC revealing its fall schedule on Sunday and Fox unveiling its fall schedule on Monday.