ABC announced Tuesday that the “Roseanne” spin-off “The Conners” will hit the air this fall Tuesday, October 16.
The new comedy will bring back the series regulars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman and will center around the lives of “The Conner family” without the 65-year-old comedian, according to the Hill.
— ABC Publicity (@ABC_Publicity) July 24, 2018
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience. 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,” a statement from the cast read last month.
ABC Entertainment said that Barr will not be involved in the new show — the network initially canned “Roseanne” after the star tweeted a racist remark about former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The original tweet read, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
She apologized for the racist tweet and vowed to “make restitution for the pain she caused.”
I’m making restitution for the pain I have caused.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 5, 2018
Statement by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment:
[Issued on May 29, 2018]
Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.
— ABC Publicity (@ABC_Publicity) May 29, 2018