First Photo: ABC’s “The Conners” Series

First Photo Abcs The Conners Series

ABC has released the first official photo from “The Conners,” the spinoff to its revived-then-canceled comedy hit “Roseanne,” which began production today on the Warner Brothers lot. The new Roseanne Barr-less series is set to premiere October 16th.

Series regulars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson are seen alongside kids Jayden Rey, Ames McNamara and Emma Kenney in the show with said kids now upped to series regulars.

The network hasn’t revealed how Roseanne’s absence will be dealt with, beyond a “sudden turn of events,” though earlier this week co-star Goodman suggested her character would be dead. The new show has the Conners facing the daily struggles of working-class American life in Lanford in a way they never have before.