For all the talk of ABC’s Roseanne pandering to Donald Trump, you may have noticed the President’s name was never actually spoken. That’s by design, and star Sara Gilbert surprisingly confirms the new revival season won’t ever use the name at all.
The ratings bonanza around ABC’s Roseanne revival caught everyone by surprise, but what happened next should not. Documented ratings-hound and sitting U.S. President Donald Trump naturally reached out to bask in the success and show his own support for the revival.
The website MorningConsult did take it upon themselves to survey more than 470,000 voters across all 50 states to see Trump's net approval rating in each state during each month of his Presidency so far.
The cancellation of ABC’s Last Man Standing raised questions of the network’s comfort with Trump-supporting stars, especially as ABC pondered re-calibrating its audience post-election. Reviving Roseanne seemed like a way to gauge that, and network brass now assure “we’re …