News & Opinion | May 30, 2018 12:38 pm

Jimmy Kimmel Slams ABC for Canceling ‘Roseanne,’ Pitches New Show Idea

Kimmel said that 'Roseanne' should continue with a different lead character.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed his own network on Tuesday night, poking fun at ABC for canceling Roseanne after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, made racist remarks on Twitter.

ABC decided to cancel their highest rated show, Roseanne, following a tweet in which Roseanne compared an African American woman — a former advisor to President Obama — to an ape, which did not sit well with ABC management, or anyone with a brain, really.”

He continued: “[This] is a huge blow to business, I mean, we don’t have much on this network. We’re hoping the NBA finals goes 11 games this year. We’re still airing America’s Funniest Home Videos, okay? Roseanne was very ‘bigly’ hit for ABC, and we needed it.”

Kimmel went on to say that just because Barr is off the show doesn’t mean it should stop airing entirely. Take a look at his pitch below.