Here's an ABC shocker:
The network is reviving the "Roseanne" show, featuring Roseanne Barr who famously spit after 30,000 San Diego Padres fans jeered her shrill version of the national anthem, and killing Tim Allen's hit "Last Man Standing."
Actor and comic Tim Allen ripped ABC for cancelling his ratings hit, a sudden move that has driven over 100,000 to sign a boycott of the media giant.
The conservative-leaning Allen didn't blame politics, as others have, instead socking the network's lack of loyalty and common courtesy of giving him a head's up.
"Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #lastmanstanding," he tweeted.
ABC, meanwhile, shrugged off the claims it was driven by politics to kill the second highest ratings winner on network TV after "Modern Family."
The usual "business reasons" were given. ABC's entertainment president Channing Dungey, in a media call addressing the fall lineup changes, said "Last Man Standing" was killed for "business and scheduling reasons."
His fans will be even more disappointed with the reboot of "Roseanne," including many members of the original cast, including John Goodman.
"We're rebooting Roseanne," said Dungey.
As for Barr's politics, she was more favorable to Trump than Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign. She told Yahoo:
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