The Conners which is a spinoff from Roseanne will be debuting on ABC at 8pm on October 16th.
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.
When the idea of a spin-off was first broached, the cast was hesitant yet hopeful. “There was a lot of risk involved,” says Metcalf. “But we all decided as a group to take the risk, knowing that we could be judged by deciding to come back.”
While Barr will not appear in the spin-off — she agreed to have no creative or financial ties to the show — all three are now grateful to her for allowing the new series to proceed. “That was a very big deal,” says Goodman. “To give us a chance.”Her character Roseanne reportedly will be killed off and the family will adjust and move on without her.
It will be super interesting to see how they change the story and move on without Roseanne!