On Tuesday, veteran author Dave Caplan expected him to wake up and begin work that would be the first day of preparing for TV # 1. Instead, he ended the day without a job after ABC canceled the show after a racist tweet from Star Roseanne Barr. He remembers Hurricane Day:
"We knew it would be a kind of bittersweet welcome to the new writers because we had really wonderful talents to write the next thirteen episodes, and we knew it was us We could not start today, we had not figured out that ABC had already canceled the show, but we also knew that none of us was in the mood to write the show under the circumstances …
"We have first found out by the press. We were not sure if it was correct. But then we heard from Tom Werner that the show was canceled. We all knew it was an option, but the suddenness was a shock.
+ Reruns dropped out of the networks .Viacom's Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT drew repeats of their "We support the decision of ABC and remove the show from Hulu."
+ Roseanne Barr's latest statement. She blamed her racist messages for the attack on Valerie Jarrett. "[Guys] I did something unforgivable, so do not defend me. It was 2 o'clock in the morning and I was chirping ambien ̵
+ Barr's agency drops her. "We are all very saddened by Roseanne Barr's shameful and unacceptable tweet this morning, which contradicts our core values, both as individuals and as an agency," ICM Partners wrote in an internal note all employees
+ Was it inevitable? Daniel Feinberg writes: ABC should not express indignation over a tweet. The network was designed to express disappointment at an employee who cost the company millions and cost scores of extremely talented employees their livelihood by not being able to withstand the condemnation racistically, if only tangentially grossly tolerated. Full Column
Elsewhere in TV …  AMC's Walking Dead Franchise face goes. Andrew Lincoln will end the zombie drama in his upcoming ninth season, sources confirm. Meanwhile, co-star Norman Reedus is currently negotiating a rich deal that will bring him more than $ 20 million, as he will become the new number 1 call-sheet.
► Netflix brings [19459009auf] Locke and Key . After eight years and several authors and outlets, IDW's beloved comic finally comes to the small screen. Sources say Netflix is near a serial production for the drama based on Joe Hill's graphic novel by showrunner Carlton Cuse.
► E! canceled The Arrangement . The show debuted last year to impressive 1.3M total viewers with three days of DVR. The second season returned in March, slipping considerably from the first.
► BBC casts Death and Nightingales . Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys will direct the three-part drama adapted and directed by Allan Cubit. Filming will start this summer in Northern Ireland.
Quote: "It's not the Obama network, it's not the MSNBC layer." There's no political shale for programming, "- Netflix Ted Sarandos say the Obama's will be part of the multi-year agreement "Entertainment", do not produce news.
^ Comcast's weakness in hunting for Fox assets: Large debts. Analysts are worried that Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts may be ready to take over a mountain of debt to defeat his rival Disney as companies prepare for a cruel battle for much of Fox [19659-04] + Disney, Fox announced shareholder votes of $ 52.4 billion on July 10. But Fox says it could "postpone" its shareholder meeting in Manhattan if Comcast makes a rival bid or anything like that.
+ James Murdoch on plans after graduation: "I'm really focused on trying to land the plane," he said at the Recode conference on Tuesday, though he acknowledges that he tends to be all Five years on the job and "I think it's time to do something new."
► National Amusements adds new details to the CBS feud in the process. Shari Redstone suggested Leslie Moonves merge CBS and Viacom and then possibly sell the combined entity, as the lawsuit indicates.
► NBC launches directing initiative for non-authors. The program, which is intended for female and ethnically diverse talents with at least one directing credit, will help feed the pipeline of new talent behind the camera into alternative series on NBC.
► Behind The Deal: How Fox Opponents For WWE Bodyslammte Rights. It first unleashed life when Peter Rice called Nick Khan (WWE Reappend) and asked to meet, should NBCU exercise no option to SmackDow . NBCU had the right to any bid to meet by $ 200M or less per year; Fox came in with $ 205 million. Details.