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‘The Conners’ Renewed for Season 2 at ABC

ABC has renewed its highest-rated new show, “The Conners,” for a second season, Variety has learned.

The show’s stars, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Ames McNamara and Laurie Metcalf, are all set to return to Lanford, after several of them signed a new deal with the network on Thursday.

“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conner family,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke in a statement. “This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves.”

The comedy’s freshman season achieved an average of 9.5 million total viewers per episode and a 2.2 rating in the key 18-49 demo. The show’s debut, sans Roseanne, achieved a 2.3 rating and 10.5 million viewers. 

Season one ran for 11 episodes and included a large lineup of guest stars, including Matthew Broderick, Juliette Lewis, Katey Sagal, Mary Steenburgen, Justin Long, Jay R. Ferguson and Sarah Chalke, among others. 

The show is a reboot of “Roseanne,” which was abruptly cancelled in March, 2018, following racially-charged remarks made earlier in the year by Roseanne Barr.

The Conners” hails from Werner Entertainment and executive produced by Tom Werner with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen and Tony Hernandez all serving as executive producers.

ABC said they will announce additional cast at a later date.

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