It was more than just one racist Twitter rant that got the “Roseanne” reboot canned.
If the new series can stay focused on its relationships (or lack thereof), it has the potential to tap into the beating heart of why we watch reality TV.
In one of the fastest meteoric rises and falls for a TV show, ABC’s Roseanne revival burst onto the scene last spring, breaking ratings records to quickly establish itself as the No.1 show on television. Just a couple of months later — and days after ABC had unveiled its fall schedule with Roseanne on it — the revival was abruptly canceled, hours after a racially insensitive tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr.
“It was actually made very swiftly, and what I…