Whitney Cummings, a co-showrunner who says she acted as “the PC police” for the new “Roseanne” television series, will not be returning to the show next season.
An executive producer for “Roseanne” made the announcement Friday, according to an article by The Hollywood Reporter:
“During a Friday morning conference call with reporters, executive producer Bruce Helford revealed that Whitney Cummings — who served alongside him as co-showrunner — will not be returning for season 11.”
At a Hollywood Reporter roundtable early this year, Cummings described herself as the show’s “PC police”:
“I became the PC police this time. I was the ‘you can't say that anymore’ and ‘now this is the word we use’ one. And they were like, ‘Yeah, but that's not how people in this town at this age in this income bracket talk.’”
Roseanne Barr, the show’s star, has spent the past week repeatedly, and unequivocally, denying news reports that her show would abandon conservative-leaning content next season.
News reports that ABC’s president of entertainment Channing Dungey had declared an end to the show’s political content are fake news, Roseanne has insisted in multiple tweets:
“The press has misrepresented what ABC President said about our new season.”
“ABC has been nothing but supportive to me and my show and all of our ideas,” Barr reassured her fans.