This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
'The Conners' Sneak Peek: Dan Values His 'Alone Time' After Rose…
Gabby Windey Teases What Fans Can Expect From 'DWTS' Tour (Exclu…
'Sister Wives': Robyn 'Struggles' With Living Monogamously With …
'90 Day Fiancé’: Michael Reveals Affair With Another American Wo…
Golden Globes: Why Jamie Lee Curtis Called Out Paul Walter Hause…
Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson Tear Up Watching Marissa's Death…
Brad Pitt Was the Most Popular Actor at 2023 Golden Globe Awards
Christine Taylor and David Lascher Revisit Their Secret 'Hey Dud…
Golden Globes 2023: All the Must-See Moments!
Austin Butler's Award-Winning ‘Elvis’ Role: How Ex Vanessa Hudge…
Chelsea and Cole DeBoer Say Exiting 'Teen Mom' for HGTV Feels Li…
'The Last of Us': Pedro Pascal on Ellie & 'Mandalorian's Grogu a…
Remembering Lisa Marie Presley: Inside Her Life and Legacy
Angela Bassett's Full Critics Choice Awards Backstage Interview
Jennifer Coolidge’s Full Critics Choice Awards Backstage Intervi…
Jeff Bridges’ Full Critics Choice Awards Backstage Interview
Anna Kendrick Reacts to 10 Years of 'Pitch Perfect' and Rebel Wi…
Damar Hamlin: Medical Expert Gives Insight Into Athlete’s Condit…
Khloé Kardashian Shuts Down Accusations She Does Weight-Loss Inj…
Dan Conner really values his "me" time.
On Tuesday's episode of The Conners, titled "The Separation of Church and Dan," Dan (John Goodman) has set up shop outside the front door, leaving Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Becky (Lecy Goranson) a little bit concerned with the Conner patriarch's mindset following the sudden death of his wife, Roseanne.
In ET's exclusive sneak peek, they ask Dan why he's moved his favorite chair outdoors, with the family's signature blanket keeping him warm.
"Watching TV from the porch... cool," Becky observes, wasting no time asking her pops what's really going on. "Quick question: Why?"
"I wanted to watch TV and I'm getting some fresh air. Also, looking for a little alone time," Dan says, not moving from his comfortable perch.
"Nothing wrong with bein' alone," Jackie says, arms crossed as she looks disapprovingly at Dan.
"I'm glad you feel that way," Dan says, getting up from his seat, walking into the house and getting in one last word before shutting the door behind him. "But we won't know until we test it!"
The Conners' first episode picked up three weeks after Roseanne's funeral and the family in various stages of grief (and enjoying the latest casserole dish given to them by concerned loved ones). According to various family members, they believe Roseanne died from a heart attack while sleeping in her bed. But the truth, they soon realized, was that she died from an opioid overdose.
Goodman spoke to The Sunday Times in August, where he said that Roseanne Barr's character would be killed off in the spinoff and that Dan "will be mopey and sad because his wife's dead." Barr revealed how, appearing on the YouTube show, Walk Away, in Septemberto say that her character dies from "an opioid overdose.” “It wasn’t enough to [fire me], they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show,” she said at the time. “There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over. There’s no fight left.”
Roseanne was canceled in May, after Barr was fired due to a racist tweet against Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. “It’s an unknown," Goodman said of whether or not the spinoff will be successful.
Goodman also said he hasn't been in touch with Barr, but thanked her for clearing the way for The Conners to move forward with ABC. “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.”