The Conners is an ABC network sitcom series created by Matt Williams, and developed by Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen & Dave Caplan which premiered on October 16, 2018.
It is a spin-off series of the ABC sitcom, Roseanne.
The series follows the Conner family after the death of Roseanne.
- John Goodman as Dan Conner
- Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris
- Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner-Healy
- Lecy Gorason as Becky Conner
- Michael Fishman as DJ Conner
- Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy
- Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy
- Jayden Rey as Mary Conner
- Maya Lynne Robinson as Geena Williams-Conner
- Mary Steenburgen as Marcy Bellinger
- James Pickens, Jr. as Chuck Mitchell
- Natalie West as Crystal Anderson
- Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris
- Johnny Galecki as David Healy
- Juliette Lewis as Blue
- Justin Long as Neil
- Matthew Broderick as Peter
- Jay R. Ferguson as Ben
- Sarah Chalke as Andrea
- Katey Sagal as Louise
On May 29, 2018, ABC cancelled "Roseanne" following remarks made by Roseanne Barr, who starred as Roseanne Conner, on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a former advisor to Barack Obama.
In June of 2018, reports swirled that the show could possibly be re-tooled as a spin-off focusing on Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene.
Around June 15, 2018, reports emerged that ABC was close to making a deal to indeed continue the show as a Darlene-centric program.
Barr is not involved in any way in the new program and she likely received a one-time payment in return; her racism scandal will be addressed on the show.
John Goodman had stated that Roseanne Conner will be killed off (which indeed was the case).
On June 21, 2018, it was announced that ABC had officially ordered a 10-episode spin-off tentatively titled "The Conners", and that it would involve every cast member except Barr.
On August 28, 2018, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey, who starred as Harris Conner-Healy, Mark Conner-Healy, and Mary Conner respectively, throughout the tenth season of Roseanne, were subsequently officially confirmed as series regulars for The Conners.
On December 15, 2018, it was reported by Deadline Hollywood that preliminary negotiations were underway with the cast for a second season.