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ABC Picks Up The Conners for Season Two


ABC has ordered a second season of the comedy The Conners, a spin-off of the network’s classic show Roseanne.

The show ranks as TV’s number one new comedy this season in total viewers (9.5 million) and in the adults 18-to-49 category. The show led ABC’s Tuesday night in the 8 p.m. half-hour spot, posting five-year highs for the network in the slot.

The Conners follows a family grappling with parenthood, divorce, dating, aging and financial pressures in working-class America. 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.

The show’s first season featured a raft of guest appearances, including Matthew Broderick, Juliette Lewis, Katey Sagal, Mary Steenburgen, Justin Long, Jay R. Ferguson and Sarah Chalke, among others. Estelle Parsons will also reprise her role as Beverly Harris from Roseanne, alongside other fan favorites like Natalie West as Crystal Anderson and James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell.

The freshman comedy 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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