The comedy series that ranks as the No. 1 new comedy of the current season in total viewers and the key 18-49 demo just picked up a renewal. ABC announced it will bring back “The Conners,” which has received a lot of attention since it became the replacement for the network’s “Roseanne” revival.
The series has been in the spotlight since soon after “Roseanne” ended in a cloud of controversy surrounding the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, who was dropped from the show.
“The Conners” has also been the focus of intense salary negotiations between the network and cast members, with a key piece of that puzzle falling into place just this week when Lecy Goranson came to terms on a new contract.
“Ranking as television’s No. 1 new comedy this season in Total Viewers (9.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/10), the self-starting ABC freshman led Tuesday’s 8:00 p.m. half-hour in Adults 18-49 by 16% over its nearest competitor,” ABC says in today’s announcement. “During its first season, ‘The Conners’ improved its time period by 33% in Total Viewers and by 22% in Adults 18-49, posting 5-year highs for ABC in the half-hour.”
Click here for more about the show in today’s announcement.