'The Conners': Johnny Galecki to reprise Roseanne role with Juliette Lewis cast as his girlfriend
Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki will be reprising his role as Darlene's ex, David Healy, in the Roseanne spinoff and will be joined by Juliette Lewis, as his girlfriend
Another massive news for 'The Conners.' Johnny Galecki is reprising his role from 'Roseanne' to 'The Conners,' and this time he’s bringing Juliette Lewis with him — as his girlfriend.
“HERE’S THE BIG NEWS!! Look what I’m doin!!” Lewis wrote on Instagram Tuesday, alongside a picture of her with Galecki and Sara Gilbert, as well as an image of her holding a script from the show.
It has been confirmed that Galecki will return as David Healy, who is the on-again, off-again beau of Sara Gilbert‘s character Darlene Conner. He is also the father of her children, a story arc that will continue in the spinoff. Added to that, Lewis will be playing Blue, his girlfriend who was referenced on the first (and last) season of the 'Roseanne' revival last spring.
The 43-year-old 'The Big Bang Theory' star starred on the original series from 1992-97 gueest starred in an April episode of the ABC reboot before it was canceled in late May due to series creator and star Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweet.
Barr’s offensive “Planet of the Apes” tweet about ex-Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett in May led to her being fired and 'Roseanne' being axed by the network. But ABC soon found a way to carry on by ordering the Barr-less spinoff with 'The Conners.'
However, back to the good news, Lewis and Galecki’s time on 'The Conners' marks their first reunion on screen since playing siblings in the 1989 classic 'National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.' The two played brother and sister, Audrey and Russell Griswold, on the Chevy Chase-led comedy.