Emmy Awards 2018: Defunct 'Roseanne' snags one post-cancelation nom


Sorry, "Roseanne" fans: Despite rave reviews during its short tenure, the revival's ill-fated matriarch doomed its chances for an Emmy for "Outstanding Comedy Series."

Even though the reboot has been dead in the water since late May, there was still a glimmering chance of Emmy recognition -- "Outstanding Comedy Series" wasn't out of the question. However, the show only managed to pull one nomination in Laurie Metcalf for "Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series."

A full list of 2018 Emmy nominations can be found here.

The shock cancelation of "Roseanne" came on May 29, 2018, one week after the season 10 finale. Titular star Roseanne Barr referred on Twitter to former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to a combination of "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes," eliciting outrage and dismay from the public -- and ABC. The network firmly canceled the show just hours later.

The tenth season of "Roseanne" premiered on March 27, 2018, re-introducing the characters 20 years after the previous episode. Writers had a tricky task at hand: In one of the most widely-panned series finales ever, the show had unceremoniously killed off Roseanne's husband, Dan. A bit of clever storytelling in the reboot premiere patched over the issue, effectively bringing Dan back to life.

ABC renewed "Roseanne" for an eleventh season on March 30, just days after its successful premiere. The sitcom enjoyed strong ratings in its time slot in the ratings during its 9-episode run.

Production had not yet begun on the planned next season when it was suddenly scrapped, but there had already been signs of turmoil: Showrunner Whitney Cummings quietly exited the program on May 18, nearly two weeks before Barr wrote the tweet that would grind the show to a definitive halt.

All of the show's original core cast members returned for the reboot -- Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman -- and beloved guest stars made their returns as well, most notably "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki.

A spinoff sans Barr, "The Conners," is currently in the works.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story said "Roseanne" did not receive any nominations. We regret the error.

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