'The Conners' Returns To Its Roots, Without Roseanne Barr

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ABC's "The Conners" premiered Tuesday, giving viewers the first glimpse of the famous TV family without its matriarch. After racist tweets from star Roseanne Barr led ABC to cancel its "Roseanne" reboot last spring, the rest of the cast is carrying a spinoff forward. And with a shift away from the partisan politics of its predecessor, the new show is so far attracting a smaller, but robust, audience.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) for his take.

This segment aired on October 19, 2018.


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