July 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
‘The Conners’ gets October premiere date
Roseanne, gay news, Washington Blade

The original cast of ‘Roseanne’ includes lesbian actress Sara Gilbert (first from left in back row. Photo courtesy ABC)

“The Conners,” the abruptly announced spin-off of “Roseanne,” will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.

The series will focus on the rest of the Conners family sans its original lead Roseanne.

“Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series,” ABC stated.

John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Michael Fishman (D.J.) are all set to return. Deadline describes the show as “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.”

The series restructuring came after Barr’s racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett prompted ABC to cancel “Roseanne” despite the show’s high ratings.

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