The freshman series “The Conners” is coming back for another season on ABC. Karey Burke, president ABC Entertainment, announced today that the network reached a deal with the cast and the show is coming back for season two. ABC hasn’t set a premeire date yet for the new episodes but fans should be happy to know that another season of episodes are on their way.
The series currently ranks as TV’s top new comedy this season in Total Viewers, bringing in 9.5M. During its first season, “The Conners” improved its time period by 33% in Total Viewers and posted a five-year high for the network in the half-hour.
“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family,” said Burke. “This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves.”
In “The Conners” spinoff, the family grapples with parenthood, divorce, dating, aging and financial pressures. ABC describes the show adding, “Through it all – the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.”
The series stars John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy and Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy. ABC also announced that additional cast member will be announced at a later date.
The freshman season boasted a lineup of guest appearances, featuring Matthew Broderick, Juliette Lewis, Katey Sagal, Mary Steenburgen, Justin Long, Jay R. Ferguson, and Sarah Chalke, among others. Additionally, fan favorites from “Roseanne” reprise their roles including Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson and James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell.
“The Conners” is from Werner Entertainment and executive produced by Tom Werner with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez all serving as executive producers.
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