The “Roseanne” spin-off “The Conners” officially received a second season order from ABC. “The Conners” was a solid performer for ABC in its freshman season, averaging 9.5 million viewers and coming in as the season’s No. 1 new comedy.
Karey Burke, president ABC Entertainment, said in a statement, “We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family. 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.”
“The Conners” debuted in October and revolves around the family of Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) grappling with her sudden death due to opioid abuse. The spin-off was developed after ABC canceled the highly successful “Roseanne” reboot when Barr went on a racist Twitter tirade.
“The Conners” first season concluded back in January.
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