A Roseanne spin-off, The Conners (working title), has been ordered by the US ABC network.
To star original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, it will centre around the family of Darlene and clan.
Roseanne Barr will not appear nor have any financial nor creative involvement in the spin-off following her widely criticised Twitter remarks.
“The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement.
Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez will serve as executive producers on the spinoff, which hails from Werner Entertainment.
Updated: “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved,” Barr said in a statement. Added Werner: “We are grateful to have reached this agreement to keep our team working as we continue to explore stories of the Conner family.”
The show is due to premiere in the US Fall season in the same slot as the cancelled Roseanne.
Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced at a later date.