ABC Orders Additional Episode for Debut Season

ABC’s The Conners will be getting an additional episode added to its debut season.

According to TVLine, the series will gain an additional episode, bringing the total for the first season up to 11. The show has proven quite successful for ABC so far, as the first episode of the spinoff series garnered 10.6 million viewers, with the second episode slipping to 8 million.

RELATED: Roseanne Barr Blasts Her Character’s ‘Grim’ Death on The Conners

ABC began development of The Conners following the cancellation of Roseanne in May following Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet attacking Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Obama. Amid mounting criticism, Barr apologized and pledged to leave Twitter, but didn’t. She has repeatedly claimed she was unaware that Jarrett is African-American. The spinoff features all of the stars of the Roseanne revival, except for Barr, who doesn’t benefit financially from the new series.

Barr’s namesake character was killed off screen in the first episode of the revival from an opioid addiction. The actor, who previously said she wouldn’t watch The Conners, has blasted the choice to kill her character in that way.

RELATED: The Conners: A Different Death For Roseanne Would Have Been ‘Cowardly’

Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, The Conners stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey and Maya Lynne Robinson.

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