Why ABC’s “The Conners” is Going to Be a Failure

TVOvermind | 8/19/2018 | Tom
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This one should be a no-brainer, as the whole show was kind of centered on Roseanne when she was still there. The Conners on ABC might be an innovative idea, but without Roseanne it’s bound to fail worse than it would with her. The show won’t debut until October, which is rapidly approaching, but at this time there are a lot of mixed feelings about it that fans are trying to sort through in order to decide just where they sit on the issue of leaving the show to the rest of the cast while kicking Roseanne to the curb. Her unfortunate words that got her kicked off had the effect of turning a lot of people against her suddenly, and galvanizing those that had been against her to start with. For a long time now Roseanne Barr has been seen as the kind of person that will gladly speak her mind and not apologize for it, so the words she spoke before the cancellation of the show and her removal seemed to mean very little when she turned around and apologized so quickly. At this point it would seem that she spoke out of turn simply because of the fact that she was medicated, but few if any people are buying that excuse.

The show itself isn’t geared up to go on without her no matter how it gets spun, since there are just too many questions that need to be addressed.

Absence

How is her absence going to be explained?

It’d be nice to say that the writers have this all covered and planned for, but that’s usually not the case these days. Whoever’s in charge of planning the stories and the direction they’ll take seems to be asleep at the wheel most of the time and on the best days they...
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