What’s 'Roseanne' without Roseanne? Why ABC's risky move with 'The Conners' just might work

What ABC and the producers did, of course, was rid themselves of an annoyance, a troublesome show that had become unmanageable, almost parasitically taken over by a Twitter feed. Controversy is exhausting unless that’s what you’re after. But there was no way, finally, to kill the parasite without destroying the host. And so the network cut its losses — or rather, its successes, the returned “Roseanne” having made a very palpable hit — and moved on. But not, as it turned out, …
ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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