Roseanne Barr Taking Suggestions for Season 11 After Early 'Roseanne' Renewal

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After a massive ratings premiere on Tuesday, ABC announced Friday that they would be renewing the controversial sitcom for its second season. President Trump even called Barr last week to congratulate her on the show's success, and at a rally in OH on Thursday, he cited the show's ratings and said, "It was about us". They were unbelievable! Over 18 million people!

With one day of DVR and video-on-demand viewing counted, the new total for the premiere is 21.9 million viewers.

Initial overnight ratings showed that Roseanne earned some 18 million viewers, making the debut the second most-viewed scripted show of the year behind only the much-awaited episode of This Is Us which debuted on Super Bowl night.

Stephen Colbert on his "Late Show" noted Thursday night that another Trump-related program got bigger ratings this week. That decision reflects the politics of star Roseanne Barr, who frequently tweets out pro-Trump messages on Twitter. "Half the country voted for him (Trump), half of them didn't".

"You're always nervous before you do something, and we're so grateful to the fans", she shared with her fellow co-hosts of the series.

President Donald Trump reportedly called Barr on Wednesday to congratulate her on the show's success. She even told Jimmy Kimmel to "zip that lip" about Trump in a recent interview while sitting on the iconic Roseanne couch.

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"He talked about jobs, he said he'd shake things up", says Barr in the episode.

The reboot of Roseanne, which premiered Tuesday, has been stirring up controversy for its decision to make the titular character, Roseanne Conner, a Donald Trump voter. Perhaps everyone in Hollywood is out of ideas, or perhaps the industry is just responding to what viewers have shown they want: nostalgia.

The working-class sitcom Roseanne was massively popular in its original run from 1988-1997, but even so, no one knew if its formula would still work in today's very different world.

In response to the storm of speculation, Barr posted again a few hours after the initial tweet: 'I have worked with victims of trafficking for decades & supported the fight against it.

The comedian's mention of Trump's part in stopping human trafficking has stirred up an interesting assortment of reactions on social media.

Adding, "I've known him for many years and he's done a lot of nice things for me over the years".

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