ABC Gives Straight-to-Series Order for ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’

ABC Gives Straight-to-Series Order for ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’

ABC and the show's production company, Carsey Werner, had been working behind the scenes to strike this deal ever since "Roseanne" was canceled on May 29. The series will be titled The Conners, and will replace its predecessor in the 8 p.m. time slot on Tuesdays, effectively ousting its eponymous matriarch.

The network also included a statement from Barr: "I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from 'Roseanne, '" she said.

Much of the show's cast, including John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky), and Michael Fishman (D.J.) are expected to reprise their characters on a new show that's now being dubbed, "The Conners", according to ABC News.

In a joint statement, the announced cast members of the spinoff said they have received a "tremendous amount of support" from fans.

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Less than a month after announcing it had canceled the popular, working class family centered sitcom "Roseanne" over a racist tweet, ABC has made a decision to launch a spin-off of the show, sans the main character. But that was all brought to a screeching halt when Barr - who had transformed into a radical right-wing troll in recent years - fired off a racist tweet against former Obama adviser adviser Valerie Jarett. Roseanne had been due to return for an expanded 11th season of 13 episodes. It is not known how Barr's character will be written off the show. "The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago", ABC said in a statement.

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ABC explained how Thursday: "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".

Will Barr have any creative or financial involvement in the spinoff?

"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".

ABC revived the show to great fanfare earlier this year, and it instantly became the No. 1 new show of the television season.

Barr apologized for her racist tweet but ABC condemned it as "abhorrent" and "inconsistent with our values" in announcing the cancellation of her show.

Roseanne had been off the air for 21 years before its reboot, which premiered with nearly 22 million viewers, according to ABC.

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