At the time that ABC announced The Conners, the network also announced that every main member of the cast, meaning those from the original Roseanne who were part of the reboot, had signed steadfast talent deals to ensure their participation. That means John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky), and Michael Fishman (D.J.) will all be seen on The Conners. Younger and newer cast members Emma Kenney (Harris), Ames McNamara (Mark), and Jayden Rey (Mary) are reportedly finalizing their contracts.
While most of the cast of Roseanne has signed on for The Conners, the show’s creative braintrust looks to have been salvaged intact and brought on board, too. Executive producers Tom Werner and Sara Gilbert will continue with those posts, as will showrunner Bruce Helford. However, as of press time, former consulting producer and stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes won’t be back to help with scripts.