ABC releases stills for Roseanne’s spin-off, The Conners: What do they mean?

THE CONNERS - "Keep on TruckinÕ" -- ABC/Eric McCandless -- Acquired via Disney ABC Press
THE CONNERS - "Keep on TruckinÕ" -- ABC/Eric McCandless -- Acquired via Disney ABC Press /
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ABC has released the stills for The Conners premiere, which is a spin-off from Roseanne. What could they mean for the series?

The hugely popular Roseanne (1988) ran for an incredible eight years, ending in 1996. Roseanne  starred Roseanne Barr and focused on her family: Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), her husband Dan portrayed by John Goodman, the three children, D.J. (Michael Fishman), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), and Becky (Lecy Goranson), and Roseanne’s sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf). Now it’s the family continuing the journey in The Conners.

The show dealt with life, relating to the characters,  and tackling issues from the real world on the show. They were also surviving at home off little income in a fictional setting at Lanford, Illinoi.

ABC has released first-look pictures yesterday for the spin-off The Conners  which was picked up on June 21, 2018.  The pilot episode titled “Keep On Truckin” from ABC’s Press website:

"A sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before."

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I’m very curious to see how ABC will handle the spin-off without Roseanne Barr. From the looks of the picture of Dan, he seems to not have gotten much sleep. It’s possible its because he’s grieving from the loss of Roseanne. The reason why I came up with this idea is because according to an interview with John Goodman, the network has killed off Roseanne Barr’s character. This could bring in a lot of story lines around Dan, and his family, and how they would cope without Roseanne by their side.

From what I see from the respective images that ABC has released – they may be trying their best to be cool about everything or maybe its their own ways of coping with the death of Roseanne? The premiere could be emotional and them grieving.

THE CONNERS – “Keep on Truckin'” — ABC/Eric McCandless — Acquired via Disney ABC Press

THE CONNERS – “Keep on Truckin'” — ABC/Eric McCandless — Acquired via Disney ABC Press

THE CONNERS – “Keep on Truckin'” — ABC/Eric McCandless — Acquired via Disney ABC Press

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What do you get from the images released? Will you tune into The Conners? Let us know in the comments below.

The Conners premieres on Tuesday, October 16 at 8/7c on ABC.