After much drama and controversy a ‘Roseanne’ reboot is finally happening. The cast will have a chance to continue with the spinoff ‘The Conners’. Now, we finally have the premiere date as well as a few hints of what to expect.
Fans of ‘Roseanne’ remember well the fall of Roseanne Barr after the offensive tweet that sealed her fate.
Roseanne Barr wrote if the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj” in a tweet about Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett is an African-American woman and was a senior adviser to Barack Obama throughout his presidency. Only a few hours later, ABC cancelled her show ‘Roseanne’, which made fans worry this could be the end of the show for good.
Roseanne apologized immediately and continues to talk about the incident. She said that “it has cost her everything”
“I walked away from the show despite the fact that I had a contract that protected me from getting in trouble. I was allowed under my contract to have 24 hours to correct any mistakes… But anyway, I walked away. I didn’t want to cause anyone to lose their jobs.”
Now, that ABC bought Roseanne Barr out of her contract, the cast can continue with the reboot in the spinoff ‘The Conners’. The premiere date is set for Tuesday, October 16th at 8pm and the show will continue to air every Tuesday for the entire fall season.
The Conners cast and what we can expect
Most of the Rosanne cast have been confirmed to return to the show. Get ready to see John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf in ‘The Conners’ as well as all three of the Conners children Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.
To find out how Roseanne’s character is going to be explained away, we’ll have to wait for the show to begin. The log line gives us only a hint that we can expect the unexpected.
“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.”
And here are the plots of the episodes. Again, the hints don’t reveal too much. They would not want to drop any spoilers, after all.
“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.”
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