The Conners

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The Conners
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GenreSitcom
Created byMatt Williams
Developed by
Starring
Composer(s)Antonio Beliveau
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes35 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
CinematographyDonald A. Morgan
Editor(s)Brian Schnuckel
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkABC
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseOctober 16, 2018 (2018-10-16) –
present (present)
Chronology
Preceded byRoseanne
External links
Official website

The Conners is an American sitcom television series created for ABC as a spin off continuation of the long-running series Roseanne. The series is produced by Werner Entertainment, with Bruce Helford serving as showrunner and stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey and Maya Lynne Robinson, with all except Robinson reprising roles from Roseanne.

Development on a spin-off began following the cancellation of Roseanne in May 2018, due to allegedly racist comments by Roseanne star Roseanne Barr on Twitter. The next month, ABC ordered the series and confirmed the adult principal cast's involvement, while Kenney, McNamara and Rey were confirmed in August. The series premiered on October 16, 2018, airing in the Tuesday, 8:00 PM slot its predecessor was scheduled to hold during the 2018–2019 television season. On October 26, 2018, ABC ordered an extra episode, bringing the episode order to eleven.[1]

On March 22, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season of 13 episodes.[2] On May 14, 2019, ABC ordered six extra episodes, expanding the order to 19. An additional episode was then ordered, with season 2 totalling 20 episodes.[3] The second season premiered on September 24, 2019.[4] In May 2020, ABC renewed the series for a third season,[5] which premiered on October 21, 2020.[6]

Premise[edit]

The show follows the Conners, a working class family struggling to get by on a modest household income. After the death of the original show's lead character Roseanne, they are forced to face the daily struggles of life in their home in the fictional mid state exurb of Lanford, Illinois, in a way they never have before.

While the show follows on from the series Roseanne, producer Bruce Helford has explained the creative staff have chosen to deliberately ignore certain developments from the sixth season of Roseanne onwards, including the birth of Jackie's son Andy as well as almost all of Roseanne's controversial ninth season.[7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Jackie and Roseanne's mother
  • James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell, Dan's best friend and business partner
  • Johnny Galecki as David Healy, Darlene's estranged husband; father of her two children
  • Katey Sagal as Louise Guldofski, an old platonic friend of Dan's and Becky's current coworker; later Dan's love interest[13]
  • Rene Rosado as Emilio, the father of Becky's daughter Beverly Rose
  • Eliza Bennett as Odessa, Harris's best friend
  • Matthew Broderick as Peter, love interest of Jackie, who breaks up with him in Season 1, Episode 11[14]
  • Noel Fisher as Ed Conner Jr., Dan's half-brother. The character previously appeared as a baby in 4 episodes of Roseanne, portrayed by an uncredited actor.

Guest[edit]

  • Mary Steenburgen as Marcy Bellinger, an acquaintance of Roseanne from whom she obtained prescription pills[15]
  • Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, a longtime family friend who married Dan's father, Ed[16]
  • Juliette Lewis as Blue, David Healy's girlfriend[17] Lewis and Galecki previously played siblings in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
  • Justin Long as Neil, Darlene's new love interest; she later breaks up with him[18]
  • Sarah Chalke as Andrea.[19] Chalke previously played Becky Conner-Healy in seasons 6-9 of Roseanne.
  • Peter Gallagher as Brian Foster, lawyer for Dan in episode "Rage Against the Machine"
  • Dan Aykroyd as one of Dan's poker buddies in "The Preemie Monologues". John Goodman and Aykroyd previously starred together in the 1998 movie Blues Brothers 2000.
  • Paul Reubens as Sandy Bitensky, a local newspaper reporter.
  • Cheryl Hines as Dawn, a food vendor hired for the Lunch Box who befriends Jackie.
  • Clark Gregg as Ron, Janelle's husband who befriends Jackie and engages in a "throuple" relationship with them.
  • Jennifer Grey as Janelle, Ron's wife who befriends Jackie and engages in a "throuple" relationship with them.
  • Ozzy Osbourne as himself
  • Sharon Osbourne as herself (Osbourne and Gilbert formerly worked together on The Talk).
  • Paul Hipp as Zack, keyboard player and Louise's brief love interest
  • Joel Murray as Jim, Dan's longtime contact at the local bank
  • Danny Trejo as Tito, a neighbor of the Conners suffering from expensive health bills
  • Nat Faxon as Neville, Louise's brother who is a veterinarian

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
111October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16)January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)
220September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05)
319[20]October 21, 2020 (2020-10-21)TBA

Season 1 (2018–19)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Keep On Truckin'"Andy AckermanBruce Helford, Dave Caplan & Bruce RasmussenOctober 16, 2018 (2018-10-16)10110.56[21]
In a tragic turn of events, Roseanne has suddenly died following knee surgery. Three weeks later, the family learns she died of an opioid overdose, leading them to uncover her hidden drug dependency due to chronic knee pain. Dan blames their neighbor, Marcy (Mary Steenburgen), for Roseanne's death by having given her prescription pain pills. When Darlene finds additional hidden opioids, the family realizes Roseanne was obtaining pills from multiple sources. Also, DJ's military wife, Geena, is on leave from Afghanistan. Darlene's son, Mark, tells Dan he has a crush on a boy at school.
22"Tangled Up in Blue"Bob KoherrDarlene HuntOctober 23, 2018 (2018-10-23)1038.00[22]
Darlene unexpectedly meets David's free-spirited girlfriend, Blue (Juliette Lewis), at Mark's parent-teacher conference. During a weekend visit with David and Blue, Harris loses her virginity. An angry and upset Darlene demands David be more attentive with the children; Dan offers Becky a part-time job with his construction company, but discovers she has a drinking problem and insists she get help. Darlene begins dating again and tells David it is time for them to divorce.
33"There Won't Be Blood"Bob KoherrJana & Mitch HunterOctober 30, 2018 (2018-10-30)1047.83[23]
After Mark's school bans his Frida Kahlo Halloween costume for culture appropriation, Darlene clashes with administrators believing the policy is overly-politically correct; Harris passes her driving test and pressures Dan to let her use Roseanne's old car. During an interview for a waitress job at an insult restaurant, Darlene is too enthusiastic, offending her potential boss. Jackie introduces the family to her new boyfriend, Peter (Matthew Broderick), an unemployed academic.
44"The Separation of Church and Dan"Andy AckermanSid YoungersNovember 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)1026.94[24]
Jackie and Darlene discuss celebrating the upcoming holidays, the first without Roseanne. At his family's urging, Dan reluctantly attends a grief support group. Geena insists Mary attend church after learning DJ has not taken her in two years. Jackie helps Mark poll mall patrons about the upcoming elections for a school project.
55"Miracles"Bob KoherrLiz AstrofNovember 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)1056.86[25]
Becky announces she is pregnant. To Dan's dismay, she intends to raise the baby without the father, Emilio, her co-worker at La Casita Bonita, the restaurant she works at. She tells Jackie that Emilio may be unable to financially support their child. Darlene lands a job with a local crime magazine called, "Lock 'Em Up", but her new boss, Ben, resists her creative ideas.
66"One Flew Over the Conners' Nest"Fred SavageAli LiebegottNovember 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)1067.32[26]
Bridget and Maria, a lesbian couple Becky went to high school with, want to adopt Becky's baby; Jackie obtains a city permit to build a chicken coop in Dan's backyard, using it as an excuse to spend more time with the family. Dan assures her she is always welcome at the Conner house. Darlene copes with a frequent casino patron who continually harasses her at work.
77"Hold the Salt"Kimberly McCulloughDave CaplanDecember 4, 2018 (2018-12-04)1076.63[27]
Darlene begins a romantic relationship with her new boss, Ben, but their similarly controlling personalities soon clash. Peter asks Dan to restore his Vespa, but Dan is reluctant after learning Jackie is paying for everything; Dan tells Jackie that Peter is "using" her in the relationship.
88"O Sister, Where Art Thou?"Rebecca AsherSid YoungersDecember 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)1086.68[28]
A cop brings Harris home after catching her drinking underage. Becky warns her to stop but agrees not to tell Darlene. Darlene finds out anyway and is angry at Becky, unleashing Becky's long-held resentment over her sister's absence when her husband, Mark, died. Dan's old high school friend, Louise, is romantically interested in him, though he is still grieving Roseanne. Jackie participates in Peter's educational project simulating Norwegian medieval life.
99"Rage Against the Machine"Fred SavageJana & Mitch HunterJanuary 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)1116.85[29]
Dan substitutes for DJ when he is too sick to work at his vending-machine service job. When an improperly secured machine falls on Dan, injuring him, Darlene hires an attorney to sue for medical damages. Becky's boss warns her about flirting with the customers while at work.
1010"Don't Shoot the Piano Teacher"Kimberly McCulloughKimberly Altamirano & Simone FinchJanuary 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)1096.65[30]
Darlene asks Ben to give Mark piano lessons then objects to his demanding teaching style, though Mark finds it challenging. Dan and Jackie try to convince Becky that Emilio would be a good father to their baby. Ben wants Darlene to move to Chicago and live with him after receiving an offer to relocate the magazine there.
1111"We Continue to Truck"Bob KoherrBruce HelfordJanuary 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)1107.74[31]
Jackie discovers Peter is cheating on her and throws him out, but without Roseanne to help her navigate the aftermath, drunkenly invades the old Lunchbox restaurant. David breaks up with Blue because she wants children and he does not. Darlene has second thoughts about moving to Chicago with Ben. After an ICE raid on a number of local restaurants, the family learns that Emilio has been arrested and is being deported to Mexico.

Season 2 (2019–20)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
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121"Preemies, Weed and Infidelity"Gail MancusoBruce Helford & Bruce Rasmussen & Dave CaplanSeptember 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)2015.77[32]
Becky is rushed to the hospital after going into premature labor during Dan's poker game. Additionally, Darlene confides to Jackie that while seeing Ben, she has also rekindled her relationship with David and is uncertain how to proceed. Harris has been baking and selling marijuana-laced cookies, resulting in Darlene grounding her. Amidst all this, Becky delivers a daughter that she names Beverly Rose, in honor of her grandmother and her deceased mother.
132"A Kiss Is Just a Kiss"Gail MancusoDarlene HuntOctober 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)2025.58[33]
Darlene and David meet with the school principal after Mark and another boy are given detention for kissing, breaking the school's strict rules against P.D.A. (Public Displays of Affection). Mark is disappointed when the other boy blames Mark and denies being gay in front of his grandmother. Becky struggles to produce breast milk and worries that her age and past drinking are against her being a good mother. Meanwhile, Darlene has a close call when Ben unexpectedly arrives at the house while David is upstairs in her bedroom.
143"The Preemie Monologues"Gail MancusoJana & Mitch HunterOctober 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)2035.69[34]
As the family take turns sitting with Little Bev in the neonatal ICU, Becky returns to work before she is physically able, stressed about earning enough money to support her child. Dan and Darlene arrange for Becky and the baby to move in with them. Harris confronts Darlene about her seeing both David and Ben, and insists she choose one. Otherwise, she will tell her father the truth. Dan grows closer to his platonic friend, Louise, finally asking her out on a date, his first since Roseanne died. In the end-credits scene, the Conner family surprise Becky by having renovated the basement into a comfortable living space for her and Little Bev.
154"Lanford... Lanford"Gail MancusoBruce Helford & Bruce Rasmussen & Dave CaplanOctober 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)2045.50[35]
Jackie helps Darlene realize her true feelings about David and Ben. When David insists he and Darlene attend family therapy together, Darlene intends to end their relationship at the session. David instead breaks up with her, feeling they have always been unequal partners. Darlene tells Ben about also seeing David, but he already knows and breaks up with her, though she keeps her job. Meanwhile, Dan worries about Becky's sobriety when she wants the bartender job after Louise's promotion to restaurant manager. Becky notes that despite Dan always having ample beer in the house, she has remained sober.
165"Nightmare on Lunch Box Street"Gail MancusoDebby WolfeOctober 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)2056.03[36]
When the old Lunch Box cafe space becomes vacant, Jackie wants to reopen it with Becky. They discover that Bev still owns the property and has been collecting rent income for years, despite claiming poverty. Jackie and Becky confront Bev, who says Darlene has power of attorney over all her affairs. Jackie, angry, orders her mother to move out, forcing Bev to go to Dan's house. Meanwhile, Ben and Darlene's work relationship becomes strained. Mary feels like a family outcast after a woman believes she is adopted.
176"Tempest in a Stew Pot"Fred SavageSid YoungersNovember 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)2065.48[37]
Jackie and Becky present Darlene with their comprehensive Lunch Box business plan. Darlene considers the venture too risky and already has a potential tenant. Jackie storms out and an angry Becky claims Darlene does not want her to succeed, then moves in with Jackie. Meanwhile, Mark designs personalized turkey place settings for the family's upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. After Harris and her perpetually - stoned friend, Odessa, attempt to take Dan's motorcycle out for a ride, damaging it, Dan bans Odessa from the house. Darlene tells Harris she can no longer see Odessa, which Harris ignores.
187"Slappy Holidays"Gail MancusoEmily WilsonNovember 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)2075.68[38]
Jackie and Becky, still angry at Darlene, agree to attend Thanksgiving dinner at the Conner house. Dan invites Louise and also allows Odessa to come, despite having banned her from the house. During the celebration, Jackie and Darlene feud over re-opening the Lunch Box, their respective family roles, and other long-buried resentments, resulting in Jackie angrily slapping Darlene. Harris, upset by the family turmoil, leaves to stay with Odessa, who is discovered to have been living alone for five years. Darlene allows Harris to stay overnight to cool off. Dan persuades Darlene to let Becky and Jackie open the restaurant. Becky moves back into the house.
198"Lanford, Toilet of Sin"Gail MancusoBruce HelfordNovember 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)2085.74[39]
While breaking through drywall to install the new pizza oven, Dan discovers excessive non-toxic mold. Repairs will cost Jackie the rest of her savings, so she decides against opening. After a newspaper article about her predicament, the community rallies to help and Jackie moves ahead with opening the cafe. Becky wants her old waitress job back during the interim, but the position has been filled. Undeterred, Becky persuades Louise to extend the bar's hours to 4 a.m., with herself taking the late shift, which is surprisingly successful. Meanwhile, Ben drops off Darlene's work laptop, then stays to help Mark with a school project while Darlene employs desperate measures to see Harris, who is still at Odessa's. When Harris refuses to see her mother, Darlene is arrested for disturbing the peace.
209"Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action"Jody Margolin HahnKimberly Altamirano & Simone FinchDecember 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)2095.72[40]
Everyone except Becky forgets Dan's birthday. Dan invites Louise to join the family's annual Santa photo (minus Harris). After Jackie insults Louise, believing she wants to take Roseanne's place, Dan bans Jackie from the Santa photo and restricts her to Christmas Eve. After Jackie makes amends with Louise, who says she and Dan are platonic friends, Jackie is allowed back in the Santa photo. Meanwhile, in a cost-cutting move, Ben is fired as publisher of "Lock 'Em Up." Darlene is promoted at half Ben's salary then fired after demanding more money. As Ben and Darlene commiserate at a local bar, they renew their romance. The family apologizes for forgetting Dan's birthday and give him a special gift; Becky volunteers to remind everyone each year. In a post-episode scene, Jackie pastes Harris' picture onto the family Santa photo and cuts off Louise's image before mailing it as a Christmas card.
2110"Throwing a Christian to a Bear"Michael ArdenTeleplay by : Bruce Helford & Bruce Rasmussen & Dave Caplan
Story by : Lecy Goranson
January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)2115.40[41]
The family gathers to watch the Bears-Packers football game. Becky brings new boyfriend, Wyatt, who incites the family's ire by being a Green Bay Packers fan. Darlene and Ben meet with a finance broker to secure a start-up loan for a new mugshot-type magazine, but Ben's depressed, defeatist demeanor may ruin the deal. When Wyatt, who is religious, later criticizes Becky's family for being overly-zealous sports fans and their unhealthy lifestyle, Becky dumps him. Ben admits he lacks the energy and desire to build a new magazine and worries about the risk for Darlene and the kids. Darlene, willing to assume the risk, says she will head their magazine's operation. Dan comforts a despondent Becky, saying she will find the right man.
2211"Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub"Gail MancusoDave CaplanJanuary 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)2105.31[42]
Dan gets stuck in the bathtub while soaking his bad back, requiring Louise to rescue him. Becky suspects Dawn, the Lunch Box's new food vendor, is only befriending Jackie to oversell them supplies. Harris lands a job at Price Warehouse that helps employees earn online college degrees, but Darlene wants Harris to attend Central Illinois State College. However, the school's financial aid package is merely loans taking twenty years to repay, rather than any grants or scholarships. Louise and her band are offered a three-to-six-month Midwest tour, but will decline if Dan wants her to stay and engages in a fully romantic relationship. Dan, still grieving, is unable to commit, and Louise leaves. Jackie is surprised that Dawn still wants to be friends after Jackie reduces the food order. Dan and Darlene surprise Harris on her first day at work. Darlene says she is proud of Harris and supports her educational plan.
2312"Live from Lanford"Jody Margolin HahnBruce Helford & Bruce Rasmussen & Dave CaplanFebruary 11, 2020 (2020-02-11)2186.21[44]

Mark and Harris watch the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary on TV for Mark's school assignment, prompting other family members to express their own political opinions and stress the importance of voting. Mark resents assumptions that he supports Pete Buttigieg because he is gay. The family throws an impromptu going-away party for Louise, believing it will compel Dan to ask her to stay. Their plan backfires, forcing Dan to admit that he and Louise have broken up. Dan consults a priest about his inability to move past Roseanne's death, then determines he will do so when ready. Mark's anger over Harris leaving home comes out, leading her to take time to discuss his and Austin's renewed, though troubled, relationship.

The episode was performed live for both East and West Coast airings and incorporated actual updates on the primary results.[43]
2413"Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns"Timothy BusfieldDebby WolfeFebruary 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)2125.51[45]
On the eve of Lunch Box's grand opening, the new cook seriously injures his finger. Desperate, Jackie recruits Dwight, who is a former cook, as the replacement. After babysitting Beverly Rose, Ben wants a baby with Darlene, though she is reluctant. Dan reads in the obituary column that his estranged father, Ed, has died. He later receives a phone call from someone wanting a drywall estimate. The caller is Dan's half-brother, Ed Jr., who bitterly resents Dan for ignoring him and his sister while they were growing up and who claims Ed was always a good father. On the Lunch Box's opening day, Dwight suffers a panic attack, requiring Jackie to use an unorthodox relaxation technique. Dan and Ed Jr. reconcile after Dan proves that their father blocked his numerous attempts to contact his siblings over the years. Darlene strikes an agreement with Ben to consider having a baby together. As the Conner clan celebrates the Lunch Box's successful first day, Dan arrives with Ed Jr. to reunite him with the family.
2514"Bad Dads and Grads"Jody Margolin HahnSid YoungersFebruary 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)2135.11[46]
Dan and Ed Jr. bond as brothers, though Dan is dismayed that their father, who had refused to pay for Dan to go to college, paid for Ed Jr.'s education. Harris and Mark are unhappy that Darlene and Ben are considering having a baby. Mark worries Darlene's age makes it too risky and suspects she is doing it only to keep Ben. When Jackie's blind date stands her up at a restaurant, a friendly, middle-aged married couple, Ron and Janelle, invite her to their table. The three become friends but soon after the couple ask her to be their relationship "partner," a situation Becky calls a "thrupple." Becky tells Dan it is unfair to blame his brother for Ed Sr. failing him as a father and suggests he needs closure. Dan reconciles his conflicted feelings by blowing up Ed Sr.'s beloved old car that Ed Jr. gave him. The ending scene is from the series, "Roseanne," season 4, episode 13, “Bingo” and shows Dan babysitting infant Ed Jr.
2615"Beards, Thrupples and Robots"Gail MancusoBruce Helford & Bruce Rasmussen & Dave CaplanMarch 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)2146.49[47]
Darlene and Ben struggle to launch their new magazine. Desperately needing money, Darlene gets a job at Price Warehouse, creating tension with Harris, who becomes Darlene's boss. Jackie hesitates when Ron and Janelle want to consummate their "thruple" relationship. Ben shocks everyone by shaving his beard to look more professional to potential magazine advertisers. Harris fires Darlene after catching her working on the magazine during work hours. Jackie discovers Ron and Janelle are an angry, unhappy couple and ends their arrangement. Ben lands a big advertising account for the magazine. Harris' job is replaced by a robot and she loses her college assistance. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne make a cameo appearance as a couple interested in Jackie.
2716"Tats and Tias"Don ScardinoJana & Mitch HunterMarch 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)2156.40[48]
A jobless and dejected Harris moves back home. When Becky needs affordable childcare for Little Bev, Emilio recommends his two aunts, who live in Lanford. Darlene cheers up Harris by them making prank phone calls, including pranking Jackie. Becky and Jackie drop off Little Bev with Emilio's aunts, who make insulting remarks about them in Spanish, unaware Jackie speaks the language. Dan runs into an old biker buddy, Lord Tony, at his newly-opened bike shop. When Tony mentions needing to hire more help, Dan recommends Harris. Darlene delays telling Harris, claiming she is still too depressed to work, but Dan says Darlene enjoys nurturing her. Emilio's aunts insult her again. Understanding a derogatory word, she confronts them, then learns they blame her for Emilio's deportation. They want Becky to marry Emilio so he can return to the US. Harris starts working at the bike shop; she suggests the family get matching tattoos. Humorous suggestions include: a sinking ship, a burning house, and a mushroom cloud.
2817"The Icewoman Cometh"Don ScardinoAmy FoxApril 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)2166.18[49]
Returning from Arizona, Bev announces she is removing Darlene as her power of attorney, then offers to give Mark $5000 to attend tech camp. Darlene asks Bev to also pay for Harris to enroll in tattoo school. Bev agrees, but will then not pay for Mark's camp. Dan's poker buddies encourage him to reconnect with Louise, who is still on tour. Bev tells Mark that Darlene wants the $5000 for Harris rather than him. Mark angrily confronts Darlene, complaining she always focuses on Harris' troubles while ignoring him. Becky urges Dan to move past Roseanne's death but he experiences guilt over having feelings for Louise. Darlene is angry that Bev told Mark the money is now for Harris. Bev reveals it was always for Mark; she only wanted to create turmoil to punish Darlene for giving Jackie the restaurant against her wishes, infuriating Darlene. As revenge, Darlene wants to withdraw an additional $5000 from Bev's bank account for Harris while she still has power of attorney, though Harris dissuades her. Dan goes to where Louise is performing, only to leave when he sees her kissing another man.
2918"Pilot Lights & Sister Fights"Fred SavageDaniel TalbottApril 14, 2020 (2020-04-14)2175.94[50]
Dan returns to the bar and tells Louise he wants a committed relationship. She says it is too late and is with someone else. Harris weighs in about Darlene and Ben starting a family together. Darlene finds Becky and Ben watching late-night TV together when neither can sleep. Ben skips an important business meeting to stay home and fix the broken water heater after Becky, badly needing a shower, has a meltdown. Darlene accuses Becky of wanting to steal Ben when she finds him downstairs feeding Little Bev and talking to Becky. She later confides to Ben that she may be unable to conceive and fears he will leave her for another woman to have a family. Jackie consoles Dan and offers helpful advice about moving on from Roseanne's death. Louise shows up at Dan's house, and they reconcile. Becky and Darlene make-up.
3019"CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits"Lynda TarrykKimberly AltamiranoApril 28, 2020 (2020-04-28)2195.96[51]
Dan's poker buddies chide him about his and Louise's upcoming first official date and them "buttering the biscuit." When Darlene spends the night in jail after refusing to sign a traffic ticket, Ben stays over to watch the kids. Mark and his female classmate, Harper, are working late on their science project; Ben allows Harper to stay overnight in Harris' vacant bed, unconcerned because Mark is gay. Darlene is furious and blames Ben after discovering the two kids gave each other hickeys. Dan sleeps over with Louise, but wakes up during the night needing his CPAP machine. He is embarrassed to reveal he uses one but Louise assures him it is a normal part of aging. Emilio's aunts pressure Becky to marry him, but she resists a loveless, sham marriage just to allow Emilio back into the country. Mark defends himself, saying he and Harper were only practicing hickeys before she tries it with her boyfriend. Ben and Darlene argue over their stalled relationship and Ben's role regarding the kids. The bank issues a house foreclosure notice after Dan has fallen behind on his mortgage payments.
3120"Bridge Over Troubled Conners"Gail ManuscoEmily WilsonMay 5, 2020 (2020-05-05)2206.05[52]
Dan tells Louise he is $4,000 behind on his home mortgage and facing foreclosure. The bank, considering Dan an unacceptable risk, will not extend the loan. Meanwhile, Ben and Darlene find a perfect apartment but when Darlene learns about the foreclosure, she wants to use their deposit money to bail out Dan and temporarily live at the house. Ben, wanting their own place, refuses, saying Dan will only fall behind again due to his advancing age and slowing business. He relents after Darlene becomes distraught over losing her childhood home. The two offer to take over the mortgage, but Dan stubbornly declines. Elsewhere, Becky and Jackie drive to Mexico so Emilio can meet Beverly Rose. Becky later stuns the family by announcing she married Emilio, although he must remain in Mexico for two years. Shortly after, Emilio illegally enters the US and shows up at the Conners. Becky demands he return before getting caught.

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [20]Prod.
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321"Keep On Truckin' Six Feet Apart"Jody Margolin HahnBruce HelfordOctober 21, 2020 (2020-10-21)3014.90[53]
The Conner family copes with the COVID pandemic while Mark oversees health protocols at home. Jackie keeps the Lunch Box afloat doing take-out orders and delivering them herself but is unable to afford Becky's salary. Emilio, still hiding from ICE (and Dan), works behind the scenes at the restaurant. A neighbor, working as a process server, serves Dan an eviction notice, giving him five days to vacate the house. Jackie discovers Dan has laid off his crew and is doing drywall jobs by himself to make more money but risking his health. Darlene and Ben lose all advertising for their new crime magazine and, nearly broke, consider shutting it down. Louise convinces Dan to allow everyone living in the house to pay him rent so he can pay the mortgage. Darlene and Becky are hired at the newly reopened Wellman Plastics plant.
332"Halloween and The Election vs. The Pandemic"Michael FishmanBruce HelfordOctober 28, 2020 (2020-10-28)3074.36[54]
Mark and Mary are disappointed when the mayor cancels all Halloween "Trick or Treating" due to the pandemic. Mark encounters conflicts with other classmates over social distancing. Mary is unhappy being home alone while D.J. works long hours after his promotion. Without consulting D.J., Becky and Darlene decide Mary should live with them during the week until D.J.'s work schedule stabilizes. The school suspends Mark after an altercation with another student about COVID. The Conners surprise Mark and Mary by turning their home into a Haunted House. D.J. arrives and is angry that Mary was moved without his permission and says people intermittently check on her while he is away. He relents when Mary admits she prefers staying with family. Darlene and Dan discuss their differing views on the current political climate.
343"Plastics, Trash Talk & Darlene Antoinette"Jody Margolin HahnDave CaplanNovember 4, 2020 (2020-11-04)3024.00[55]
Becky makes new friends at Wellman's, but Darlene is aloof, offending co-workers. Louise bonds with Harris by teaching her guitar. Louise suggests having a family poker game after Dan's buddies cancel due to COVID. When Ben mentions the Lanford Lotus restaurant may shut down, Jackie wants to start offering Thai food to help keep the Lunch Box afloat. At work, Darlene finds an unflattering drawing depicting her as Marie Antoinette taped to the restroom mirror. During the poker game, Louise goads Harris into making a twenty-dollar bet. Harris loses and, upset with Louise, storms off. Darlene's co-workers rebuff her excuses for acting condescending, contrasting her behavior to her late mother's. Louise, staying over at the Conner house, tells Dan she will always want to be with him, but is keeping her own apartment. Mark struggles with online school because he needs a new computer. Darlene makes amends with her co-workers, and realizes her job means she can support her family. Louise makes up with Harris.
354"Birthdays, Babies and Emotional Support Chickens"Fred SavageBruce RasmussenNovember 18, 2020 (2020-11-18)3033.65[56]
When the Conner chickens stop laying eggs, Louise offers to ask her brother, Neville, a veterinarian, to check them. An excited Darlene confides to Becky she is pregnant. Emilio wants a big party for Beverly Rose's first birthday and for her to be baptized Catholic. Becky agrees to a small party, but not a baptism. Ben is ecstatic that he and Darlene are having a baby. Neville says the chickens' diet needs more protein, then he asks Jackie out. She declines, uninterested in dating anyone. Dan is furious to discover that Emilio is in the country. Neville pursues Jackie, who finally agrees to a coffee date, but only to explain how emotionally damaged she is. Darlene's doctor says she was never pregnant, but had a false positive due to early-stage menopause (at 43) and can no longer have children. Emilio goes overboard for Beverly Rose's birthday party and insists he be more involved in her life. Becky agrees to having Beverly Rose baptized. Darlene and Ben are the godparents, and Dan, who boycotted the event, shows up.
365"Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery"[57]Fred Savage[57]Jana & Mitch Hunter[57]November 25, 2020 (2020-11-25)[57]305[57]TBD
376"Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest"[58]TBATBADecember 2, 2020 (2020-12-02)[58]306[58]TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On May 29, 2018, ABC cancelled Roseanne despite initially renewing it for an eleventh season, following racist remarks made by Roseanne Barr (who starred as Roseanne Conner) on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a former advisor to Barack Obama.[59][60][61] In June, reports swirled that the show could possibly be re-tooled as a spin-off focusing on Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene.[62][63] Around June 15, 2018, reports emerged that ABC was close to making a deal to indeed continue the show as a Darlene-centric program.[64][65] Barr is not involved in any way in the new program, and likely received a one-time payment in return.[66] John Goodman had stated that Roseanne Conner would be killed off,[67] 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 rather than focusing on Darlene, it would involve every cast member except Barr.[8] 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.[9]

On December 15, 2018, it was reported by Deadline Hollywood that preliminary negotiations were underway with the cast for a second season.[68] Deadline later reported on March 21, 2019 that renewal was close.[69] On March 22, 2019, ABC renewed the show for a 19-episode second season,[70][71] which premiered on September 24, 2019.[4]

On May 21, 2020, ABC renewed the series for a third season,[5] which premiered on October 21, 2020.[6]

Filming[edit]

Production on the series began on August 31, 2018, at the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank, California.[72] On October 26, 2018, ABC announced it had ordered an additional episode, bringing the first season's total number to 11.[73] Production on the third season began on August 17, 2020.[74]

Release[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered on October 16, 2018, on ABC in the United States,[75] on CTV in Canada[76] and on Network Ten in Australia.[77]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The Conners has been a strong and consistent performer for ABC, ranking as the #1 new comedy for the 2018 TV season in both the key demographic of adults 18-49 (2.2 rating)[78] as well as in total viewers (9.5 million).[71] When compared to all other broadcast network TV shows, The Conners finished the 2018-19 TV Season as the 16th highest rated program in the 18-49 demo, the third highest-rated comedy in the 18-49 demo (behind the final season of The Big Bang Theory at #1, and its spin-off Young Sheldon at #2), 31st place overall in total viewers and as the #4 comedy in total viewers (behind The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom on CBS).[79]

Even with the overall solid ratings performance of The Conners, it is worth noting that viewership has thus far fallen quite short of the blockbuster ratings achieved by its predecessor. The Roseanne revival finished the 2017-18 TV season with a 5.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, and 17.8 million viewers, making it the #3 show overall in both the 18-49 demo as well as in total viewers.[80] Still, The Conners has been an undeniable hit for ABC, with its first season ratings nearly doubling the average rating of all prime time shows to air on ABC during the 2018–19 season. ABC finished that season in last place among the "big four" TV networks in the 18-49 demo (1.2 average rating) and second-to-last in total viewers with an average of just 5.6 million,[79] making The Conners one of the few ratings bright spots on the ABC schedule.

So far the 2019-20 TV season has been a turbulent one for the industry, with most networks and programs seeing a rather dramatic decline in ratings.[81] Not one hit show premiered on a network in 2019. Viewership across the board has been "paltry" and "inauspicious"—a "rude awakening" for the television industry, according to Deadline.[81] Bucking the industry trend in its second season, however, The Conners ratings have been remarkably consistent from one episode to the next, and are only down slightly from season one. The show has actually improved its rank with younger viewers; it is now the #2 highest rated comedy in the 18-49 demo (with the final season of Modern Family edging it out for the top spot by around 275,000 young viewers per week).[82] In total viewers, The Conners again improves on its season one ranking, now coming in as the third highest rated comedy on TV (after Young Sheldon and Mom). The Conners remains by far the highest-rated comedy on ABC.[83]

Due to its continued ratings success in season two, particularly with younger viewers, and the uncommon steadiness of those ratings, The Conners is considered a "sure bet" for renewal for a third season by the industry analysts at TVByTheNumbers and is the only ABC program to receive that designation so far this season.[84]

Viewership and ratings per season of The Conners
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Viewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Tuesday 8:00 pm 11 October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16) 10.56[21] January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22) 7.74[31] 2018–19 31 9.53[85]
2 20 September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24) 5.77[32] May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05) 6.05[52] 2019–20 38 7.73[86]
3 Wednesday 9:00 pm TBA October 21, 2020 (2020-10-21) 4.90[53] TBA TBD 2020–21 TBD TBD

Season 1[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Conners
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Keep On Truckin'" October 16, 2018 2.4/10 10.56[21] 0.8 3.08 3.2 13.65[87]
2 "Tangled Up in Blue" October 23, 2018 1.7/7 8.00[22] 0.8 2.64 2.5 10.65[88]
3 "There Won't Be Blood" October 30, 2018 1.8/8 7.83[23] 0.7 2.43 2.5 10.26[89]
4 "The Separation of Church and Dan" November 13, 2018 1.5/7 6.94[24] 0.8 2.66 2.3 9.60[90]
5 "Miracles" November 20, 2018 1.4/6 6.91[25] 0.8 2.58 2.2 9.44[91]
6 "One Flew Over the Conners’ Nest" November 27, 2018 1.4/6 7.32[26] 0.8 2.32 2.2 9.64[92]
7 "Hold the Salt" December 4, 2018 1.3/6 6.63[27] 0.8 2.51 2.1 9.14[93]
8 "O Sister, Where Art Thou" December 11, 2018 1.4/6 6.68[28] 0.7 2.31 2.1 8.98[94]
9 "Rage Against the Machine" January 8, 2019 1.4/6 6.85[29] 0.7 2.25 2.1 9.10[95]
10 "Don’t Shoot the Piano Teacher" January 15, 2019 1.3/6 6.65[30] 0.7 2.33 2.0 8.99[96]
11 "We Continue to Truck" January 22, 2019 1.5/7 7.74[31] 0.7 2.32 2.2 10.06[97]

Season 2[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Conners
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Preemies, Weed and Infidelity" September 24, 2019 1.3/7 5.77[32] 0.5 2.06 1.8 7.84[98]
2 "A Kiss Is Just A Kiss" October 1, 2019 1.2/6 5.58[33] 0.5 2.02 1.7 7.60[99]
3 "The Preemie Monologues" October 8, 2019 1.2/6 5.69[34] 0.5 2.05 1.7 7.75[100]
4 "Lanford...Lanford" October 15, 2019 1.1/6 5.50[35] 0.5 2.13 1.6 7.63[101]
5 "Nightmare on Lunch Box Street" October 29, 2019 1.2/6 6.03[36] 0.6 1.97 1.8 8.00[102]
6 "Tempest in a Stew Pot" November 12, 2019 1.0/5 5.48[37] 0.6 2.05 1.6 7.55[103]
7 "Slappy Holidays" November 19, 2019 1.0/6 5.65[38] 0.6 2.03 1.6 7.71[104]
8 "Lanford, Toilet of Sin" November 26, 2019 1.2/6 5.74[39] 0.5 1.99 1.7 7.73[105]
9 "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" December 10, 2019 1.1/5 5.72[40] 0.5 1.84 1.5 7.56 [106]
10 "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" January 21, 2020 1.0/5 5.40[41] 0.5 2.03 1.5 7.43 [107]
11 "Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub" January 28, 2020 0.9/5 5.31[42] 0.6 1.99 1.5 7.30[108]
12 "Live From Lanford" February 11, 2020 1.1/6 6.21[44] 0.5 1.60 1.6 7.85[109]
13 "Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns" February 18, 2020 1.1/6 5.51[45] 0.5 1.86 1.6 7.38
14 "Bad Dads and Grads" February 25, 2020 0.9/5 5.11[46] 0.5 1.97 1.4 7.08
15 "Beards, Thrupples and Robots" March 17, 2020 1.2/6 6.49[47] 0.5 1.88 1.7 8.39[110]
16 "Tats and Tias" March 24, 2020 1.1/5 6.40[48] 0.5 1.78 1.6 8.02[111]
17 "The Icewoman Cometh" April 7, 2020 1.0/5 6.18[49] 0.6 1.88 1.6 8.01[112]
18 "Pilot Lights & Sister Fights" April 14, 2020 1.0/5 5.93[50] 0.5 1.83 1.6 7.73[113]
19 "CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits" April 28, 2020 1.0/5 5.96[51] 0.6 1.95 1.5 7.86[114]
20 "Bridge Over Troubled Conners" May 5, 2020 0.9/4 6.05[52] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Season 3[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Conners
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Keep On Truckin' Six Feet Apart" October 21, 2020 0.9 4.90[53] 0.5 2.08 1.4 6.98[115]
2 "Halloween and the Election vs. The Pandemic" October 28, 2020 0.8 4.36[54] 0.5 2.01 1.3 6.37[116]
3 "Plastics, Trash Talk & Darlene Antoinette" November 4, 2020 0.7 4.00[55] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Birthdays, Babies and Emotional Support Chickens" November 18, 2020 0.6 3.65[56] TBD TBD TBD TBD

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Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 93% approval rating for season 1 based on 54 reviews, with an average score of 7.86/10. The site's consensus reads, "The Conners offers the comforts of its source show, but more focus on the family's ever-evolving dynamics adds a welcome layer of working-class empathy without losing any of the laughs."[117] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[118] As part of the conditions of receiving an advance release, critics were forbidden from divulging how Roseanne Conner was written out of the series.[119]

Roseanne Barr said having her character killed by an opioid overdose "lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show."[120]

Lecy Goranson received particular praise from critics for her performance in the season one episode "Miracles".[121][122]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2019
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Laurie Metcalf Nominated [123]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series Brian Schnuckel (for "Keep On Truckin'") [124]
2020
Primetime Emmy Awards Brian Schnuckel (for "Slappy Holidays") Nominated

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