ABC Officially Greenlights 'Roseanne' Spinoff 'The Connors'
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ABC Officially Greenlights 'Roseanne' Spinoff 'The Connors'

ABC has officially greenlit a Roseanne spinoff, The Connors. 

This comes after the Roseanne reboot was axed by the network due to racist tweets from Roseanne Barr.

The series, featuring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will air Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Other cast members and the premiere date will be announced later.

According to the network, Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.

The description reads: "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 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"

Goodman, Metcalf, Gilbert, Goranson and Fishman said, in a joint statement: "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 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.

 

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