ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ + 7 Other TV Shows That Were Unexpectedly Canceled Following the Controversies and Scandals

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ABC’s top TV show “Roseanne” was recently canceled following racist comments from Roseanne Barr, but that’s not the only show that has been closed due to controversy.

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“Roseanne”

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Source: ABC

The sitcom has faced major criticism when the show star, Roseanne Barr, posted a racist tweet.

In a now-deleted tweet, Barr compared Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama’s former advisor, to an ape. Barr apologized “for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks,” but the damage was already done.

In a statement, ABC President Channing Dungey called Barr’s statement “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values,” which led to the cancellation.

“19 Kids and Counting”

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Source: TLC

“19 Kids and Counting” was canceled following allegations that Josh Duggar molested other family members. A police report from 2002 that was obtained by In Touch Weekly in 2015 said that Josh told his father on three separate occasions that he sexually molested two of his younger sisters and a family friend at the age of 15. TLC show focused on Arkansas-based Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their ever-growing family also held controversial religious views and made headlines for their take on birth control and LGBT rights.

“All My Babies’ Mamas”

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Source: Oxygen

Oxygen pulled the plug on this reality show starring Shawty Lo and his 11 children with 10 different women before it even made the air after public outcry. The public became skeptical about the intentions of the show after Sabrina Lamb, author of a Change.org petition, criticized the show for contributing to stereotypes of African-Americans.

Additionally, conservative group Parents Television Council started their own petition and did plan on boycotting the show as well. Oxygen eventually canceled the series.

“Ev and Ocho”

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Source: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

VH1 had to cancel the series after Miami Dolphins player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and the “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada reportedly got into a physical altercation.

“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” the network confirmed in a statement to the Daily News.

“Flip It Forward”

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Source: HGTV

HGTV closed “Flip It Forward,” starring David and Jason Benham after Right Wing Watch reported details of the Benhams’ religious beliefs. According to the site, David Benham led a rally outside the 2012 Democratic National Convention in order “to stop homosexuality and the agenda that is attacking the nation.”

The series was supposed to follow the twin brothers and former pro baseball players, who began flipping houses as a hobby.

“The Good Life”

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TBS snubbed CeeLo Green’s “The Good Life” after tweets about sexual assault. During the off-season, CNN reported that Green was accused of giving a 33-year-old woman ecstasy at a restaurant in July 2012. The network made the decision after the Ultraviolet women’s rights group petitioned to cancel the series.

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”

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Source: TLC

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was a smash hit for TLC. What was once a cute series about an average Southern family quickly went south after Alana’s mother, June Shannon, was allegedly linked to Mark Daniels. Daniels was sentenced to prison after molesting one of Shannon’s daughters, Anna Caldwell.

Although Shannon denied the accusations, TLC told People that they were going to pull the plug on the series due to its commitment to “the children’s ongoing comfort and well being.”

“Kid Nation”

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Source: CBS

The CBS reality series only saw airwaves for one season before being canceled by the network in 2007. The series followed and challenged over 40 children between 8 and 15 years old into a desert ghost town to build a society from scratch.

CBS was accused of exploiting the participants’ welfare and the reality show was canceled.


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