How The Conners Wrote Off Roseanne Barr, and Why You Should Keep Watching

Forget the noise around Roseanne’s former star; the spinoff is fall’s best new broadcast comedy

ABC promised The Conners' premiere would answer everyone's questions about Roseanne Conners' absence—and it did. ABC

Usually, the biggest question going into a new TV season is, “Which of these new shows are worth watching?” (You can find that answer here.) But this fall, the biggest TV-related question seemed to be, “How is ABC’s new Roseanne spinoff, The Conners, going to address the absence of Roseanne Barr?”

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.