The inside story of how ABC fired Roseanne Barr
How does the most popular new TV show in America get canceled in a matter of hours? On Tuesday we found out. All it takes is a few derogatory tweets by a star, in this case Roseanne Barr, and a few conference calls by network executives. Executives at ABC and its parent company, Disney, decided early in the day to pull the plug on "Roseanne."