The Conners: See the First Photo!

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The Conners is coming to ABC this fall, and the Roseanne Barr-less series has begun production in California. 

The network has offered up the first look at the new series in the form of the cast sitting around the table in the Conner household. 

The Conners - Roseanne

Series regulars, Sara Gilbert, Jayden Rey, Michael Fishman, Ames McNamara, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson and Emma Kenney, are all present in the picture. 

This will be the first time the actors have filmed together since Roseanne was canceled by ABC in May, despite being one of the most-watched shows on television. 

Related: Roseanne Canceled at ABC!

The network made the decision following a racist tweet from its leading lady in which she compared Obama's former aide, Valerie Jarrett, to an "ape."

Roseanne Barr Smiles

"Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said ABC President, Channing Dungey in a statement confirming it was the end of the line for the successful series. 

The Conners rose the phoenix from the show's ashes just weeks later, and Barr will have no involvement whatsoever with it. 

Related: How The Conners Can Succeed or Fail This Fall

“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 of the new series. 

John Goodman Attends Premiere

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. 

Related: The Conners Gets Series Order at ABC!

"We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today.

Lecy Goranson Attends Event

"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.”

Will you watch the new series? 

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The Conners will debut in the 8/7c slot on October 16. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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