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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 16, 2018
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 84 Ratings

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  • Summary: The spinoff of Roseanne sees the return of Dan (John Goodman), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Becky (Lecy Goranson) and D.J. (Michael Fishman) without the family matriarch.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Between Geena (Maya Lynne Robinson), DJ’s wife, and Darlene, the show still features wise women with acerbic wit and zero tolerance for idiocy. Yes, in some ways, Roseanne will never be replaced. But in other ways, she already has been.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Schneider
    Oct 12, 2018
    83
    Having played Darlene (well, with a 20-year gap) for 30 years, it’s almost effortless to see Gilbert so naturally play Darlene as her mother’s daughter. She’s got a bit of Roseanne Conner in her as we remember her from 1988, not 2018. ... Darlene isn’t Roseanne. But with Barr off the show, “The Conners” can finally be “Roseanne.”
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Oct 16, 2018
    80
    The writing as overseen by veteran Roseanne producer Bruce Helford is sharp--the tone is very similar to the 10 years of the original Roseanne you may have watched and enjoyed.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Keveney
    Oct 15, 2018
    75
    It's not going to be a cultural phenomenon without the woman once at its center, but it seems likely to be a comfy, enjoyable place to sit down for a meal.
  5. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Dec 13, 2018
    70
    The result is a very interesting little sitcom, where what’s happening backstage reflects what’s happening on camera. It’s mostly about loss; for Dan, Darlene, and Jackie, it’s become about the redefinition of their roles in the Conner family. The setting snaps so familiarly into place that it’s like a time capsule.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 17, 2018
    70
    Life goes on, and a family comedy starring Goodman, Metcalf and Gilbert makes this the most promising “new” show in one of the worst broadcast network fall seasons ever.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Oct 19, 2018
    50
    None of them has ever carried a series before, and as good as they were in The Conners debut, the glue that held the show together was the unseen ghost of Roseanne, as aggravating and amusing as ever, invisible but never absent. I'll believe she's replaceable when I see it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 36
  2. Negative: 20 out of 36
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Brilliant. We are able to see the talented cast shine. I was not sure what to expect, but the show is written and produced by a stellarBrilliant. We are able to see the talented cast shine. I was not sure what to expect, but the show is written and produced by a stellar crew, and they were able to deliver. Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2018
    10
    Great show made me laugh and cry throughout the first apieosde and accurately describes a family in grieving when you lose someone important,Great show made me laugh and cry throughout the first apieosde and accurately describes a family in grieving when you lose someone important, especially as important as Roseanne. I'd like to see where ths family goes and the direction they are headed to now that their matriarch and the person they always looked to for advice is now gone. Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    8
    I was skeptical of this show when I heard about it, but after watching it last night I have to admit, it was actually pretty good.
  4. Nov 25, 2018
    3
    ABC, you F'd up. So Rosanne said something stupid, so you fire her? The cast of The View say stupid things that offend me (a registeredABC, you F'd up. So Rosanne said something stupid, so you fire her? The cast of The View say stupid things that offend me (a registered Independent) all the time, how come you didn't fire them (or all the other ABC celebs that say/do stupid things? Rosanne was 90% of why viewers tuned in. I think the cast of the Conner's are talented but the new show is boring and I lost interest after one episode. When will the bleeding heart liberal idiots in Hollywood realize that a majority of America doesn't agree with you? By the way, the only reason I have The View on is to keep a list of their sponsor, and boycott them. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2018
    0
    Prime example why PC is a dictatorship and destroys creativity.
    This abomination, even if it was good, which it isnt, shouldnt be supported
    Prime example why PC is a dictatorship and destroys creativity.
    This abomination, even if it was good, which it isnt, shouldnt be supported in any way.
    Loved the last season. Almost felt like the old ones, loved how Roseanne and Jackie settled their political differences, because they are family. And then ABC throws that out the window because of a god damn tweet that was totally blown out of proportion.
    Pure division. Disgusting.
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  6. Oct 17, 2018
    0
    I just didn't find it very entertaining. We'll see how the next few episodes progress, but at this point, I don't see this show lasting.
  7. Oct 16, 2018
    0
    Terrible. Total waste of time. I don't even understand why Roseanne wasn't on the show. I thought the show was about her.

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