The Conners: ABC Picks Up Roseanne Spinoff to Premiere This Fall

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The (#1) show must go on.

ABC has determined life will continue for The Conners as a family even in Roseanne is no longer in the picture.

Details about the fate of Roseanne are few, but if we take a guess it's limited to death and running off into the night. Given the circumstances, the former is highly likely.

Darlene And Dan - Roseanne

The Conners (working title), a spinoff of the groundbreaking family comedy Roseanne, has been greenlit to series with an order of 10 episodes for fall 2018.

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.

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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.

Sisterly Advice - Roseanne Season 10 Episode 5

The series, featuring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf,  Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman as their beloved Conner characters, is set to air Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 p.m.). Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced later.

Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.

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“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,” ABC shared in a statement.

Who Will Take Mom? - Roseanne

In support of their new series, cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman said, in a joint statement:

“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and its clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts but in the hearts and homes of our audience.

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"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.”

Dinner Time - Roseanne Season 10 Episode 9

“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved” said Barr. 

Werner added: “We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family.”

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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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Roseanne Quotes

Dan: Candyman's home babe.
Roseanne: Oh, my favorite, drugs! What happened to the rest of our candy?
Dan: Funny story. Our insurance don't cover what it use to so I got the drugs for twice the price.

Roseanne: Dan! Dan!
Dan: What? What happened?
Roseanne: I thought you were dead!
Dan: I'm sleeping! Why does everybody always think I'm dead?
Roseanne: You looked happy. I thought maybe you moved on.