The Conners are coming back to television — minus one.
The family members from the recently canceled Roseanne will return in a spinoff series, The Conners. The sitcom will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall, in the same timeslot reserved for the original show.
ABC announced it was going forward with the new series Thursday, after a period of negotiations with transphobic Trump supporter Roseanne Barr. Barr, a cocreator and executive producer of the rebooted Roseanne, approved of the spinoff and ceded all creative and financial involvement to The Conners.
Roseanne was canceled in May after Barr posted a racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne," Barr said in a statement. "I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.”
The actors confirmed to return — John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman — released their own statement upon news of the spinoff.
"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," the statement read. "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."
In a press release, ABC provided a description of The Conners:
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.
“The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago,” ABC said in a statement.