Deggans reports that while the first episode of the reboot drew more than 25 million viewers, the audience shrank as the season went on.
Emma Kinney, who joined the series in the most recent season, said she supported the network's decision.
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It was not enough, and as the uproar continued Tuesday, ABC made the decision to cancel the show. During the broadcast, she was asked about Barr's tweet. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency".
Although Barr has long had a controversial Twitter presence, that comment crossed a line.
The actress, 65, apologised "for making a bad joke" about Jarrett, who is black and was born in Iran to American parents.
The nine-episode reboot was an out-of-the-box hit for the Disney-owned network, which renewed the show after airing just one episode.
The cancellation comes as a blow to President Trump's supporters who said "Roseanne" accurately represented their political perspective.
Ms. Jarrett said that Mr. Iger personally called her to let her know the show would be canceled.
But her eventual admission that the joke was about Jarrett's "looks" seemed to confirm that the ape comment was indeed about Jarrett's appearance.