CTV buys Canadian rights for ‘Roseanne’ spin-off ‘The Conners’


(Reuters) – CTV has bought the Canadian rights for “The Conners,” a spin-off of “Roseanne,” the show that was canceled by U.S. network ABC in May after its creator sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.

Canada’s CTV, owned by BCE Inc, will air “The Conners” starting Oct. 16, CTV said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Roseanne” was canceled by Walt Disney Co’s ABC after its creator Roseanne Barr sparked widespread anger with a tweet comparing black former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Barr later apologized for making a bad joke.

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