US sitcom and Roseanne spin-off The Conners has been renewed for a second season.
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman will all return, although the episode order is speculated at 13 episodes which would be up on 2018’s 11.
The series has been averaging 7.5 million US viewers since it emerged from the rubble of Roseanne.
“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humour and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves.”
But the news comes at the same time as Roseanne Barr pointed the finger at her former cast mate Sara Gilbert.
After Barr tweeted a racist remark, Gilbert responded with, “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show,” she wrote. “I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”
This week Barr said, “She destroyed the show and my life with that tweet.
“She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.”
Source: TV Line