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As they trash the network, Tom Arnold takes his talents elsewhere and Roseanne vows to do the same

Tom Arnold, always a blunt fellow, once offered this characterization of himself and his wife Roseanne: "We're America's worst nightmare -- white trash with money." He wasn't quite right. For most of America, the couple are an outrageous but entertaining sideshow to the three-ring circus of network TV. Only at ABC have they become something of a bad dream.

Upset at the network's agonizingly drawn-out indecision over whether to renew his sitcom, The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom a week ago announced he was leaving to do a new show for CBS. One unhappy Arnold usually means two, and sure enough, Roseanne...

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