‘Roseanne’ Revival Could Finally Provide Entertaining TV For Middle America

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

After two decades, ABC’s award-winning sitcom “Roseanne” (1988-1997) will return to television for an eight-episode revival in 2018. The decision seems to have been largely influenced by a politically energized, and conservative leaning, working-class demographic that came out in droves to support President Trump and his job growth agenda. Network executives have suddenly changed their tune about ignoring this demographic, whom they now see as a lucrative built-in audience.

The original “Roseanne” series broke new ground by giving viewers a more raw and realistic perspective of the daily lives of an average working-class family—the Conner’s—and all their joys and struggles in raising three children. The show was lauded for simply taking an unlikely subject and making it widely identifiable to American audiences through honesty, warmth, and quippy humor. For fans, it was true entertainment without all the pretentious liberal social messaging we so often see on television today.

What Politicians Sound Like to Middle America

Take, for example, the following exchange between Roseanne and a slick politician who’s going door-to-door hoping to sell his constituents on a jobs plan that no one in her blue-collar town can afford:

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HBO’s Confederacy of Dunces

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

The latest example of liberal Hollywood spin will turn American history on its head by radically reimagining the southern states as victors of the Civil War (1861-1865), with slavery continuing to flourish into the present-day.  David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of HBO’s award-winning adventure series Game of Thrones (2011-), have just been given the green light to produce a controversial new series titled Confederate.

The show’s historically distorted storyline will follow “a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone—freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.”

Frankly, I’m not surprised that one of the network’s next big pet projects will be to completely rewrite the most divisive chapter in American history.  And for what?  To promote more divisiveness?  If the industry’s declining reputation for actually entertaining audiences is any indication, then you can count on Confederate to stoke the flames of racial division.  Malcom Spellman (Empire), who is on-board as both executive producer and writer, explained it best during an interview:

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