'The Conners' First Official Photos Are Here: See John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and More Reunite
By Antoinette Bueno
The Conner family is back together.
ABC released photos from the first taping of the Roseanne spinoff, The Conners, on Wednesday, featuring John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) as their beloved Conner characters. According to the press release, in the premiere episode titled “Keep on Truckin’,” a sudden turn of events forces the family to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.
The Conners premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
“It’s an unknown," Goodman said of whether or not the spinoff will be successful, before referring to his beloved character, Dan, and what's to become of Barr's character. "I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
Goodman also said he hasn't been in touch with Barr, but did thank her for clearing the way for The Conners to move forward with ABC. He also said that he knew for a fact that 65-year-old Barr was "not a racist."
“She had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on," he shared. "I sent her an email and thanked her for that. I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell.”