NEW YORK | Television academy: thumbs down on the latest reboots
NEW YORK — Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much.
“Roseanne” quickly became television’s top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet. The series was not among the eight comedies nominated for an Emmy on Thursday, however. Laurie Metcalf earned a supporting actress nod, but Barr and Conner family patriarch John Goodman were ignored.