Time changes everything – well, that doesn’t sit right with The Conners family as they are back again to give us the time of our life with drama and amusement-filled episodes yet again with Season 5. The long-running show, which started off with Roseanne in the 80s, has now grown to be one of the most liked shows across the ABC sitcom list, casting the characters from the fictional town in Illinois.
The chaotic family started small and has now added members that are all liked by the fans. Be it Darlene and Ben- the newlyweds, or Jackie and Neville (Spoiler alert- they got married at the end of the fourth season!)- we are all set to embark on the journey of these characters as they figure out life around marriage and end up in “situations”.
In the season finale of The Conners, “A Judge and a Priest Walk Into a Living Room,” we saw several key members get married during a mega wedding. “It’s actually two steps forward, and 15 steps back,” executive producer Bruce Helford had joked while hinting at how the family members always end up backing away from situations. To prove this, we encountered the event where one of the three couples, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Ben (Jay R. Ferguson), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Neville (Nat Faxon) or Harris (Emma Kenney) and Aldo (Tony Cavalero), couldn’t say “I do.”
The season finale did cause rifts between the three-way wedding, where many issues came to light between the couples. Raging from priests and judges to having children and to finally setting off the decision of moving out, there were many signs hinting at the launch of Season 5. It was indeed a surprise for the viewers to see how Darlene, towards the end, was touched by the memory of her mother, and this counted as one of those times when Conners referenced Roseanne.
The Conners: Schedule
The show started off on 16th October 2018 with just 11 episodes. Luckily for the fans, Season 2 gave an exciting trip of 20 episodes, and we are expecting the same from this season. The season finale of season 4 was aired on 18th May 2022 with the triple wedding chaos, and soon after, Season 5 was announced to air this fall. The first episode of season 5 was released on 21st September 2022, and the fans have been more than restless to know more details about this rollercoaster.
The bad news for us is that no information on this season’s outcome is available as no trailer has been released. The dysfunctional family may not have all stories from Roseanne but has become insanely popular in households due to the struggles depicted in a regular middle-class family in modern-day America.
The Conners Season 5 takes off from where Season 4 ended. In this season, the newlyweds plan a joint honeymoon to save costs which we all can guess will obviously not end well. The rest of the family, including Dan, Harris, Mark, Becky, and Beverely, plan a trip to a waterpark, where Harris and Mark connect in an unexpected way as Mark is trying to cope with the news of his ex-boyfriend dating someone else.
The Conners Season 5 Release Time
The Conners Season 5 is premiering every Wednesday at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC, which is the same day and time as its previous season. Those who might miss it on ABC can stream it on ABC.com and Hulu.
A new start?
According to reports, there will be new characters, unexpected events, and the return of veteran actors like Christopher Llyod, who will resume his role as Lou. He joined the spinoff series surprising the Conner Family in the episode “The Best Laid Plans, A Contrabassoon and A Sinking Feeling” in Season 4 Episode 18, which was aired on 4th May 2022.
This season indeed is a surprising journey for the fans, especially after observing the chaos that went down in the finale of season 4. While season 4 gave us little taste of Roseanne’s legendary characters, the show received a lot of criticism for not including these characters in the double wedding held in the small Conners family home. However, fingers crossed since maybe this season could mark the return of our favorites.