the conners trailer

Roseanne is dead, long live The Conners. At least, that’s what ABC is hoping everyone will say as they get ready to debut their new spin-off. After Roseanne Barr was fired from her own show for offensive comments on Twitter and the show was subsequently cancelled, producers scrambled to come up with a game plan. That plan involved killing off Roseanne as a character, and launching a whole new show focused on the rest of the characters. Will it work? It just might, since this is one very talented cast. Watch the first The Conners trailer below.

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The Conners Guest Stars

The Conners will continue making its smooth transition away from Roseanne with the addition of another familiar face as a guest star. Johnny Galecki will be reprising his role Darlene’s old boyfriend, David Healy, and he’ll be bringing along his National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation co-star Juliette Lewis in ABC’s Roseanne spin-off series.

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the conners kills off roseanne

We already know that by the time the Roseanne spin-off The Conners rolls around in October, Roseanne Barr‘s character, Roseanne Conner, will be dead. But how exactly will this show kill of its former star and current alt-right bullhorn? Barr herself may just have revealed how the ABC sitcom plans to write off her character: a drug overdose.

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The Conners Roseanne

Roseanne Barr was fired from her own show after she made a racist statement on Twitter, so despite the show being a huge ratings success for ABC, the revival of Roseanne is dead. And now the character of Roseanne Conner is going to die, too.

Actor John Goodman, who is starring in the network’s upcoming spin-off series The Conners, has just revealed that Roseanne’s character is going to be killed off. Read his statement below.
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The Conners

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
  • A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
  • James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
  • J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
  • Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
  • Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
  • Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
  • Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
  • And more!

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the conners

The Roseanne spin-off will be moving forward at ABC — without original star Roseanne Barr. ABC has picked up a spin-off tentatively titled The Conners, after the hit sitcom revival was embroiled in controversy following star and executive producer Barr’s racist tweets.

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