Replace Roseanne with reboot of The Greatest American Hero on ABC
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ABC - Do the "right thing" and bring The Greatest American Hero back to T.V.
Believe it or not, The Greatest American Hero reboot pilot was ordered by ABC in January 2018 starring Hannah Simone of New Girl fame to don the cult classics 'red jammies'. In May 2018, ABC decided to not pick up the pilot. Meanwhile, the Roseanne show got a shot at a full reboot, but got canceled after Roseanne Barr tweeted after what was deemed a racist twitter rant by ABC / Disney.
History lesson: The Greatest American Hero originally premiered on March 18th, 1981 starring Williams Katt as Ralph Hinkley who was given a red super-suit by aliens in the desert that gave him superpowers. The shows twist is that he loses the instruction manual and has to figure it out for himself. After running for 3 seasons, Ralph had to turn the super-suit over to a successor. This time, it was a woman in the unaired pilot, Greatest American Heroine. No further episodes were made.
Fast forward to 2018, ABC canceled the rebooted pilot starring an Indian-Amercian woman named Meera who receives the super-suit and now is given the power and opportunity to protect planet earth. In the light of the recent political and racially charged environment that we are in today, wouldn't it be great to have an updated version of the show with diversity and real American values?
Now ABC Network president Channing Dungey is the same person who canceled Rosanne and the reboot of The Greatest American Hero. Channing Dungey said, “Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” She now has an opportunity to put her money where her mouth is by picking up The Greatest American Hero as a Rosanne replacement that is consistent with ABC/Disney values. If the network truly wants to be about morality, diversity and being a beacon of what a “real America” looks like, there is a real opportunity in taking the reboot to air.
PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION. There is a huge cult following for The Greatest American Hero a reboot would allow the world to see that we are "ready for the first brown superhero starring in a T.V. show" (Hanna Simone May 11, 2018 via Twitter.)
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