Roseanne is getting a second wind, again!
Just a few weeks after ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey canceled the reboot following a racist tweet written by Roseanne Barr, the network confirmed Thursday that a new spinoff is in the works.
Here’s the official logline for 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 new series will star John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, who released a joint statement following the news of the development of the new series:
“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. 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.”
Executive producer Tom Werner released a statement as well confirming that he has reached an agreement with Barr for Werner Entertainment to producer another spinoff without “further creative or financial participation” from Barr.
The Conners will join ABC’s lineup this fall.