It’s officially happening! The Conner family is back (again) on ABC! ABC has officially given a series order to a Roseanne reboot of the reboot without its controversial star.
Currently announced under a working title, The Conners will be heading straight to series with a 10-episode order set to premiere this fall. According to ABC’s press release, “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.”
The series will star John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky), and Michael Fishman (D.J.) as their beloved characters from the original Roseanne series.
Last month, ABC President Channing Dungey announced that the hit comedy revival of Roseanne would be canceled after the series Roseanne Barr posted inappropriate remarks on Twitter. Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series The Conners.
In a statement from ABC, the network said:
[row]“The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter, and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”[/row]
Additionally, the cast issued a joint statement expressing their optimism in moving forward with this new chapter for the Conner family. They said:
[row]“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.”[/row]
Tom Werner will executive produce, along with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen and Tony Hernandez. Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, and Bruce Rasmussen are also writers. The series is from Tom Werner and Werner Entertainment.
The Conners is set to air Tuesdays at 8 pm EST this fall!
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