Laff Joins ABC Canceling Its Reruns of ‘Roseanne’ - Broadcasting & Cable

Laff Joins ABC Canceling Its Reruns of 'Roseanne'

Network says it was ‘disgusted’ by star’s comments
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Digital network Laff found nothing funny about Roseanne Barr’s latest statement and on Tuesday pulled reruns of the original version of her show Roseanne from its lineup.

The move followed the cancellation of the high-rated revival of the classic sitcom by ABC.

“While we believe viewers have always distinguished the personal behavior of the actress Roseanne Barr from the television character Roseanne Connor, we are disgusted by Barr’s comments this week,” the network said in a statement. “Therefore, we are removing the original Roseanne series from the Laff schedule for the time being, effective immediately.”

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Laff, a digital broadcast network dedicated to comedy, acquired the rights to Roseanne reruns in 2016. When Roseanne was revived by ABC, Laff cross-promoted the show with a week of specials hosted by stars of the program introducing their favorite episodes.

Roseanne Coming to LAFF

Promo for Roseanne on Laff.

According to iSpot.TV, Roseanne reruns generated $1.3 million in ad revenue for Laff.

Laff is part of Katz Broadcasting, which was acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co.

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