The Conners, which is ABC’s Roseanne spinoff without Roseanne, has earned an additional episode after airing just two episodes thus far. It’s ABC’s top new comedy for the season.
The Conners is an American television sitcom created for ABC that is a spin-off continuation of Roseanne. It follows the Conners, a working-class family, struggling to get by on a limited household income who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in their home in the fictional mid-state exurb of Lanford, Illinois, in a way they never have before. The series is produced by Werner Entertainment, with Bruce Helford serving as showrunner.
The series stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey, and Maya Lynne Robinson, all reprising their roles from Roseanne. Development on a spin-off began following the cancellation of Roseanne in May 2018, due to remarks that were widely viewed as racist made by Roseanne Barr on Twitter. The next month, ABC ordered the series and confirmed the adult principal cast’s involvement, while Kenney, McNamara, and Rey were confirmed in August. It is scheduled to air in the Tuesday, 8:00 PM, slot its predecessor was previously scheduled to hold during the 2018–19 television season. The series premiered on October 16, 2018.