ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spin-off, which is tentatively being called "The Conners". That's not far off from the 13 episodes of "Roseanne" that were planned. It's unclear how they'll explain Roseanne's absence...
In a press release, ABC said the family will be, quote, "forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before, [following] a sudden turn of events."
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman have all signed on, and additional cast members will be announced later. The show will air on Thursday nights, beginning this fall.
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