'The Conners': Promo clip shows characters working on a 'game plan' for Halloween
ABC's upcoming 'Roseanne' spinoff 'The Conners' is set to air on October 16 and will finally reveal what happened to Roseanne
ABC has released a new promo clip for its upcoming 'Roseanne' spinoff 'The Conners'. As the post-Roseanne Barr comedy is set to air on October 16, the promo clip proves that our beloved Conners have not changed a bit. They are still as giddy, weird, and lovable as we had left them, but, this time, there is no mention of Roseanne.
Following the initial release of clips which were more like one-word snippets from the characters in the spinoff, the latest promo clip shows Jackie Harris (played by Laurie Metcalf) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) discussing a game plan for Halloween.
Harris suggests, "I thought we should talk about a game plan for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas", Darlene tells in her usual jocular manner, "Oh, I say we follow the Conners’ traditions and spend every dime we have on Halloween and have nothing to be thankful for or buy gifts with." However, the two ladies do not get down with the business of game planning until they have figured out a way to find a place for the corn-holders.
While the promo has established the fact that the Conners are doing pretty well even without Roseanne in the picture, it shouldn't come as a surprise since the character was supposed to die in the series.
Speaking with The Times, John Goodman (who plays Dan Conner) had almost hinted to the fact that Roseanne is already dead in the series. He had said about his character Dan, who was Roseanne's husband, "I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead."
Barr, too, had told Brandon Straka on his YouTube show 'Walk Away' that her character would die in the series. “Oh ya, they killed her,” Barr told Straka. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.” However, ABC hasn't yet revealed how Roseanne dies.
Watch the interview here.
Barr was heavily criticized after she threw some racist comments on former President Barack Obama's former advisor Valerie Jarrett. The 65-year-old had taken to Twitter to write: "Muslim Brotherhood and the planet of the apes had a baby = VJ.” However, she later on did apologize for her comments but stressed upon the fact that she always thought Jarrett to be White.
In a YouTube video in July, Barr had impatiently stated, "I thought the b***h was white! Goddamit! I thought the b***h was white! F**k!" Unfortunately, the damage was already done. Addressing her behaviour as "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with their values", ABC lost no time in pulling down the show and replacing it with the spinoff.
Barr, of course, wasn't at all satisfied with the way things had turned out. Admitting that she wasn't happy with what the writers did to her character, she said, "It wasn’t enough to [fire me], they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show."
The Conner's premieres Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.