ABC announces premiere date for 'Roseanne' spinoff minus Barr
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“The Conners,” a spin-off of “Roseanne” without its eponymous star, now has a premiere date.

The new sitcom will begin airing on Oct. 16, ABC announced Tuesday.

The show will follow the Conner family and feature former "Roseanne" cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman — but not Roseanne Barr, ABC had said last month.


ABC abruptly fired Barr and canceled her top-rated show — in which she played a supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE politically at odds with the rest of her family — in May, shortly after the comedian tweeted a racist comment about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.

In the Twitter post, Barr called Jarrett the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and the movie "Planet of the Apes."

Barr later apologized. But in a video posted last week on her YouTube page, Barr, a real-life fan of the president, claimed ABC fired her because she “voted for Donald Trump, and that’s not allowed in Hollywood.”

ABC Entertainment said Barr will not have any role in the new show. 

“The Conners” isn’t the only potentially politically charged show making a fall debut on ABC. 

The network also announced Tuesday that Alec Baldwin, who snagged an Emmy last year for his portrayal of Trump on “Saturday Night Live” and is one of the president’s fiercest Hollywood critics, will be getting his own program.

“The Alec Baldwin Show,” premiering Oct. 14, will feature “in-depth conversations with some of today’s most intriguing personalities,” according to ABC. A network spokesman couldn’t immediately tell ITK whether the Baldwin series would specifically delve into politics.