ABC moves forward with 'The Conners,' without Roseanne Barr

The network that gave Roseanne the boot has picked up a spinoff of the comedy.

ABC on Friday announced that The Conners would go straight to series with a 10-episode order. Co-stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will return to the roles each made famous during the run of Roseanne. Gilbert will also serve as an executive producer.

The Conners is the working title of the series, which is scheduled to join the Tuesday lineup at 7 p.m. each week. A premiere date has not been announced.

The series description talks about "a sudden turn of events" in the lives of Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J.

According to a release, "Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the series."

ABC canceled the show after a racist tweet from Barr in which she disparaged former presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett. Consulting producer Wanda Sykes announced she would not be returning to the show, and other cast members called out the behavior.

The revived Roseanne had finished its first season as one of the highest-rated series, even prompting other networks to stage series revivals. Nevertheless, ABC President Channing Dungey announced the cancellation of the series in less than a day, calling Barr's tweet "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."

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