The “Roseanne” spin-off on Friday formally acquired a second season order from ABC, a switch that was not shocking. Despite the controversy that led to its creation, “The Conners” was a steady performer for ABC in its freshman season, averaging 9.5 million viewers and coming in as a result of the season’s No. 1 new comedy.
“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family,” Karey Burke, president ABC Entertainment, said in a press launch. “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.”
Throughout its first season, it moreover tackled factors like divorce and the socio-economic pressures expert by the working class.
Its first season concluded once more in January.