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ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Officially Begins Production

THE CONNERS - The Conners reunited with the official start of production today on the Warner Bros. lot. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

The Conner family is gearing up for their return to ABC.

The cast of the upcoming Roseanne spinoff gathered together on set for their first table read and ABC was there to capture the moment. Pictured below, we see John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky), and Michael Fishman (D.J.) all reprising their beloved character roles from the original Roseanne series. Also returning for the spinoff series is Jayden Rey, Ames McNamara, and Emma Kenney.

ABC describes the upcoming new comedy series as follows:

“After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky, and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor, and perseverance, the family prevails.”

Check out the official first photo from The Conners’ brand new Twitter account below.

At the time that the series was announced, the cast came together to issue a joint statement expressing their optimism in moving forward with this new chapter for the Conner family. They said:

“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts but in the hearts and homes of our audience. We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.”

Tom Werner will executive produce, along with Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen and Tony Hernandez. Helford, Caplan, and Rasmussen are also writers.

The Conners is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 16th at 8 pm.

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