All the biggest TV scandals of 2018 so far, from 'Roseanne' drama to the 'Arrested Development' fiasco

It's been a weird year in TV, and we're not talking about whatever's happening on "Westworld."

The wildest TV drama of 2018 hasn't been onscreen, but rather in real life. And no type of show is safe: Scripted sitcoms, award shows and even sports broadcasts have all experienced major hiccups this year for all the world to see.

From the "Arrested Development" cast fiasco to the shock cancelation of "Roseanne," these are the craziest TV scandals of 2018 -- so far.

Shocking moments and TV scandals of 2018
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Shocking moments and TV scandals of 2018

Fans were furious after listening to audio from a New York Times interview with the cast of 'Arrested Development.' In the clip, Jessica Walter can be heard approaching tears as she recounts being verbally harassed by Jeffrey Tambor years ago. Instead of showing support, most of her co-stars, including Jason Bateman, came to Tambor's defense, only exacerbating her distress. Bateman later apologized for how he behaved during the interview.

In one of the biggest news stories of 2018, Roseanne Barr managed to get her own ultra-successful revival canceled after just one season on the air. Barr's tweet, in which she compared a black woman to an ape, prompted swift condemnation from ABC and her fellow cast members. The show had already gotten the thumbs-up for season 2, but that deal was completely scrapped just hours after her initial tweet.
Just days after she made her departure from 'NCIS,' on which she starred for 15 seasons, Pauley Perrette dropped a bombshell. The actress accused unnamed people of physical abuse on set, leading CBS to carefully acknowledge she had a 'workplace concern' that had been handled. But the damage was done, especially in light of other allegations against 'NCIS: New Orleans' showrunner Brad Kern.
As James Franco accepted his Golden Globe for 'The Disaster Artist,' the real-life person he played onscreen, Tommy Wiseau, was by his side. Things turned uncomfortable when Tommy attempted to speak on the mic and James awkwardly but assertively shut him down. After the cringeworthy moment was over, Tommy told press he'd wanted to make a brief statement about spreading love.
FOX Sports had to make an embarrassing apology in June after accidentally broadcasting live audio from a hot mic at the U.S. Open. Dozens of microphones are positioned throughout the golf course, and this one picked up a sexually explicit conversation between two men. The graphic sentences aired live on TV without FOX noticing.
In late 2017, after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against actor Danny Masterson, many called for Masterson to be fired from Netflix's 'The Ranch' -- but a Netflix executive seemingly dismissed the allegations, only intensifying the fury. The drama has continued well into 2018, even though Masterson has since been booted from the show. In early June, two of his alleged victims tore into Netflix after the site aired new episodes featuring his character: 'We get it, Netflix. You don’t believe us,' one said. 'You rub salt in our wounds.'

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