ABC will debut ‘The Conners’ Oct. 16; Roseanne “disgusted” at support for ousted ‘GotG’ director James Gunn

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ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Along with the other entries in its fall season lineup, ABC announced that The Conners -- its Roseanne-free Roseanne spin-off -- will debut on Tuesday, October 16.

Barr was fired months ago from her red-hot reboot after sending a controversial tweet about longtime Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.  Roseanne since apologized, multiple times, and recently took to YouTube to profess again that she believed Jarrett, who she compared to a character in Planet of the Apes, was white.

One of Roseanne's more famous detractors at the time was Guardians of the Galaxy series writer-director James Gunn, who has now been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over some of his own offensive posts.  Since the firing, Gunn's supporters have been defending him, and a petition asking Disney to reinstate him has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures. 

The irony wasn't on lost on Roseanne, who recently tweeted, "I’m disgusted to read all of the support for James Gunn’s pedophile jokes--as the same people supported blacklisting me for a joke they didn’t even understand."

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