The singer is Carly Simon, the song is her classic “Anticipation,” and it’s accompanying glimpses of the Conner family’s home, living room, and kitchen, but so far we haven’t seen any footage from the Roseanne spin-off The Conners, only that first photo of the cast gathered together for a table read of the script for the first episode. Well now, ABC has begun to release more photos from the shows themselves, the first batch coming from the season premiere, “Keep on Truckin.”
The title, of course, comes from the fact that the family is going to have to push forward without actress Roseanne Barr at the heart of it, as, according to John Goodman, her character, Roseanne Conner, will have passed away in between the end of last season’s final episode of the rebooted Roseanne and the Oct. 16 premiere of The Conners. Not that the network is coming right out and saying it, merely describing the premiere as follows: “A sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.”
As usual, we expect that the cast — among them John, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert (who doubles as executive producer) — will push forward with the combination of heart and laughs that has always been a hallmark of everything they’ve done together.
Scroll down to check out all the on-set cast photos from The Conners that we’ve seen so far!