The Conners is returning to ABC for a second season. The Roseanne spinoff has been picked up for a potential 13 episodes following a successful first season.

 

What’s happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that ABC has ordered a second season The Conners.
  • Werner Entertainment, the series production company, is said to have secured new deals with cast members:
    • John Goodman (Dan Conner)
    • Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris)
    • Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner)
    • Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner-Healy)
  • ABC has not yet announced the episode order, but it’s speculated to be 13, a slight increase to the first season’s 11 episodes.

What they’re saying:

  • ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke: “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 Season 2 confirmed cast:

  • John Goodman
  • Laurie Metcalf
  • Sara Gilbert (who also serves as an executive producer)
  • Lecy Goranson
  • Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy
  • Michael Fishman is expected to be in some of the episodes

About The Conners:

  • “In The Conners, this iconic family grapples with parenthood, divorce, dating, aging and financial pressures 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 Conners is executive produced by Tom Werner with:
    • Sara Gilbert
    • Bruce Helford
    • Dave Caplan
    • Bruce Rasmussen
    • Tony Hernandez

ICYMI:

  • ABC has announced they are picking up two new classic game shows for a modern reboot. Press Your Luck and Card Sharks will be joining their game show lineup soon.
  • Whoopi Goldberg is gradually making a comeback on The View following a severe medical scare. She surprised her co hosts last week by joining them for a short segment.