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Michael J. Fox

Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.

Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars.

"The bottom line is fundamentally money," said Karen Tongson, a professor of English, Gender Studies and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. "These crews, these actors, these shows that have audiences, that have critical acclaim, are pushed to continue for those reasons."

The reboot of "Roseanne" had an excellent first season in the ratings — it also...

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