John Goodman says The Conners ‘could be coming to an end’ with season 6

John Goodman’s days playing Dan Conner may be numbered. In a new interview, the Conners patriarch suggests that season 6 of the Roseane the spin-off could be his last.

“I think maybe we’ll get it over with, I’m not sure,” he said. France 24. “It lasted longer than I thought. It was just supposed to be like an eight [episode] show and release something at some point, but they took us back, and they keep looking for us.

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ABC declined to comment, but a network insider told TVLine there was no talk about the spinoff ending with Season 6.

In its recently concluded fifth season, The Conners averaging 5 million total viewers and a demo rating of 0.7 (with Live+7 playback), up 6% in viewership and barely a tenth up the demo from its season numbers 4. Of the five sitcoms ABC aired in the 2022-23 broadcast season, it ranks #1 in total viewership and tracks alone Abbott Elementary School in the demo.

Talk to TVLine ahead of the Season 5 finale And a pickup from Season 6, executive producer Bruce Helford speculated that the Roseane branching was coming to an end.

“Sara Gilbert expressed to the network that we don’t want to date without knowing that we are dating a series finale so we can build the good ending – and at this point we think that [next season] may be the last season of The Conners,” he said. “I wouldn’t [say that] definitely because the numbers were so good this season, and we all had a great time… but it’s definitely a possibility.

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The Conners rises from the ashes of Roseane revival in October 2018, and continued to chronicle the daily lives of the eponymous working-class family, including Dan (Goodman), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Harris (Emma Kenney), Mark (Ames McNamara) and Mary (Jayden Rey).

Rounding out the ensemble are Jay R. Ferguson as Darlene’s husband, Ben, and recurring guest stars Katey Sagal and Nat Faxon as Dan and Jackie’s wives, Louise and Neville, respectively.

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