Since filming on season 5 of The Connors wrapped on May 18, 2022, fans have been wondering when the season will premiere. At last, ABC has announced that the fifth season is set to premiere on September 21, 2022. Meanwhile, there is more interesting news about the upcoming season, as there will be changes to the cast.
Michael Fishman leaves the role of DJ Conner on The Conners
Comicbook recently reported that changes are being made to the cast in season 5 of The Conners. Among these changes, Michael Fishman has already left his role as DJ Conner on the series, a role which started in Roseanne in 1988.
When the announcement was made, Fishman said:
It has been my honor to play D.J. Conner. It’s every actors dream to be a series regular, especially on a groundbreaking show, where we tackle significant topics. The opportunity to do comedy & drama alongside iconic castmates, while reaching fans in meaningful ways has profoundly impacted my life.
Former Roseanne character joins the series
However, while one big name from the series is leaving, another will be arriving for the fifth season of the Roseanne sequel.
It was recently confirmed by the show’s executive producers, Dave Caplan and Bruce Helford, that a Roseanne character is joining the series. However, they didn’t reveal the name, or the character they will be playing.
While talking about it, Helford teased:
I can’t reveal it, but there is someone coming from years’ past. It was a very memorable appearance when this person was there, and this person is coming back.
Helford went on to say that he thinks people will be very surprised and go, “Oh s***!” This is as it is someone who will “very much be remembered” from Roseanne.
Caplan also spoke about the character, teasing that it is “one that the true fans are really going to appreciate.”
About The Connors and Roseanne
Having teased the introduction of the character, fans will no doubt be racking their brains, trying to think who it could be. Meanwhile, the original show, Roseanne, had a good run during the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, it featured more than 200 episodes, introducing new characters along the way that became popular with fans. This makes it even more difficult to narrow down who this new The Conners cast member could be.
The Connors first premiered on October 16, 2018, after Roseanne was canceled in May 2018. The series was cut due to controversial comments by the Roseanne star, Roseanne Barr on social media.
When does season 5 of The Connors premiere?
Just a reminder, season 5 of The Connors is set to premiere on ABC and Hulu on September 21, 2022.
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