ABC executives are regretting they've fired Roseanne Barr. According the Daily Mail, they feel their new show without starring someone other than Roseanne this fall will suck. They told the Daily Mail they didn't think things through when they fired their main star. 'We didn't think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn't have rushed to fire her,' one source said.
Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne - and they now fear the show's replacement spin-off will flop without its star.
Two senior executives at the network have told DailyMailTV that firing the actress was a 'knee-jerk' reaction by ABC's president and admitted that temporarily suspending Barr may have been a wiser decision.
'We didn't think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn't have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,' one insider said.
'This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.'