“The Conners” premiered Tuesday on ABC without its former controversial star and co-creator, Roseanne Barr.
The spinoff got the green light in June, a month after “Roseanne” was abruptly canceled. The network pulled the plug on the revival of the blue-collar sitcom after Barr tweeted a racist joke about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett.
While Barr may be gone, nearly every other cast member reprises their Conner characters in the spinoff, including Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, Alicia Goranson, Michael Fishman, as well as star and executive producer Sara Gilbert. Speaking with The Times about Tuesday’s premiere, executive producer Dave Caplan predicted the opening episode would be a divisive one among fans: “I think it will be highly debated,” Rasmussen said. “I don’t think there’s any one attitude on this. It really depends on how you feel about her, about the show in general. There will be some tumult.”
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