Romance is in the air on ABC’s new comedy spinoff The Conners!
It was previously announced that this season we will meet love interests for both Darlene (played by Sara Gilbert) and David (played by Johnny Galecki). Juliette Lewis joined the series playing David’s girlfriend, Blue, who was referenced in the Roseanne revival season. Additionally, Justin Long will be recurring on the series as a love interested for Darlene.
Adding to the hilarious romantic drama, we learned in the series premiere that Aunt Jackie (played by Laurie Metcalf) has a new man in her life. The role of Jackie’s new boyfriend will be played by Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick!
According to Entertainment Weekly, Broderick will make his first appearance in the upcoming Halloween episode airing on Tuesday, October 30th. In the original Roseanne series, Halloween episodes had become a staple to the show, so we can’t wait to see what The Conners has conjured up this year.
The Conners premiered last Monday producing solid ratings on its first episode. While no one expected the series to pull off the rating records that the revival season produced, the show still managed to match the revival’s finale numbers. Additionally, The Conners premiered as TV’s number 1 series to debut this season, TV’s most-watched series debut since The Good Doctor last September and the ABC’s most-watched comedy debut in 4 years. All in all, not a bad start for the Conners clan.
The Conners stars John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky), Michael Fishman (D.J.), Emma Kenney (Harris), Ames McNamara (Mark) and Jayden Rey (Mary) as their beloved Conner characters, with the new and talented addition of Maya Lynne Robinson (Geena).
Tom Werner executive produce, along with Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez. Helford, Caplan, and Rasmussen are also writers.
The Conners airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm on ABC.
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