Some new and familiar faces are coming to ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Galecki and Juliette Lewis have joined the network’s upcoming Roseanne spin-off, The Conners.
As reported earlier, The Conners will see the Roseanne family grapple “with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America.” Returning cast members include John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, and Lecy Goranson.
On The Conners, Galecki will reprise his role as David and Juliette Lewis will be playing a new character, David’s girlfriend Blue. Meanwhile, TVLine reports Sarah Chalke may not be returning for The Conners. Showrunner Bruce Helford says they haven’t come up with a reason to bring her back.
The Conners premieres on ABC on October 16th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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What do you think? Are you a fan of Roseanne? Will you watch The Conners?