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The announcement that ABC is cancelling hit show Roseanne hours after the show’s creator and star Roseanne Barr posted politically and racially controversial messages on Twitter raises the question: What happens next? The revival of the 90’s sitcom had already been picked up for a second season, but as of yesterday afternoon, it looks like ABC is going back on that announcement. It’s a move that could cost them. “This is an example of where doing the right thing can be very expensive,” entertainment lawyer Domenic Romano told Law&Crime. On a show as high-profile as Roseanne, it’s possible for the network “to be on the hook for any guaranteed payment to well-known cast and crew,” he said. Additionally, ABC will now have to expend resources to find a replacement show that may or may not draw as many viewers as Roseanne had during the reboot’s first season. Of course, the show’s cancellation affects more than just Roseanne Barr and the major co-stars. The rest of the cast and crew are losing their jobs, and won’t be getting anything.